Friday, March 20, 2015

Butterbeer {A Recipe}

How to make butter beer
I know, I know...I'm late to the Harry Potter party. Like way late, but it's okay because my husband and I are both sharing in all the joys of Harry Potter together. I read all the Harry Potter books while I was pregnant {read about that here} and my husband decided to start reading them shortly after Aiden came along. We were both new to the Harry Potter craze.

As Drew finishes each book, we watch the movie together and then talk about what they left out from the book. Haha. He just finished the 5th book and I decided we needed to make our Harry Potter movie nights a little more exciting by trying out a Butterbeer recipe. {Thanks Lauren for the inspiration and website!} I used this website and tested out recipe #5. We made the alcoholic version, but there are plenty of recipes on this site that are alcohol free. I haven't had the real stuff via Universal, but I enjoyed this drink immensely and so did my husband!
how to make butter beer
Ingredients: {Makes enough for 1 drink}
1 oz. Butterscotch Schnopps
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
6 oz. Cream Soda {We used Jones}
Large Spoonful of Marshmallow Fluff

1.) In a tumbler mix ice, Butterscotch Schnopps, Vanilla Vodka and Cream soda
2.) Shake and Pour into a frozen mug
3.) Whisk together marshmallow fluff and a little splash of Butterscotch Schnopps
4.) Top drink with Marshmallow fluff concoction
5.) Cheers!
How to make your own Butterbeer
I'm so excited to compare this version to the REAL THING this summer. That's right...we have plans to take a day trip to Universal while we are in Florida this summer! Ah!

And did you know that Starbucks has a "secret" menu? I'm dying to try their Butterbeer Frappuccino!

Have you ever had Butterbeer?
Have you visited the Wizarding World of HP at Universal? {Give me tips!}
Did you know Starbucks had a secret menu?


Kayla MKOY said...

This looks delicious!!!!!!! :) I never finished reading the Harry Potter books!

Sara @ To The Moon and Back said...

This looks so yummy! I've always wanted to try butterbeer (especially the secret frappucino version!). I'm so jealous of your trip to the Wizarding World of HP! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

You are so creative! I love how creative you and your hubs are at creating date nights!

Brittany said...

YAY!!! You know I'm totally on board with all of this. I made a non-alcoholic butter beer once and liked it. I've been wanting to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ever since it opened!!! I guess I'll have to live vicariously through you until I make it there myself!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds so good. I definitely need to try it sometime!

Kevin and I were late to the HP party too. I read the books last year (the same time you were, I think!) and he read them shortly after I finished them because I told him he HAD to read them. :)

Have an awesome time at Universal this summer! How fun that will be!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ahhh! You are going to Universal?! I am so excited for you guys! We are going to make it there again one of these days. I so want to go to Harry Potter world!!

Ashley R said...

This is the most brilliant idea EVER. I must try this... thank you!