butterbeer recipe

How to: Butterbeer Recipe

Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted and seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside
— Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I don't know what it is about the fall, but it always gets me more in the mood to read/watch Harry Potter (okay, I'm always in the mood for Harry Potter). My husband looked over at me last night, and said, "babe, I think it's time to re-watch all of them since it's October and getting close to Halloween." I wish he had recorded my face because I'm pretty sure it lit up like a kid on Christmas.

I've been wanting to try my hand at putting together a Butterbeer cocktail, ya know just for fun. But also, I'm thinking about making for a Halloween party coming up. So if you're a Harry Potter fan like I am, and have been interested in trying to make a yummy treat for your Halloween party or just for a Friday night, then this is the post for you. It took me maybe 5 minutes to make this drink, and it's so yummy. 

If you wanted to put all of the ingredients together in a crock-pot and serve it in a big batch for a party, I think that would work just fine. Just serve the whipped cream separately.

Also you can serve this as an adult drink by adding spiced rum, which I think adds to the quote from the book "it seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside." But either way it's delicious. 

Let me know if you try this recipe, and enjoy this magical treat! 

Also P.S. I should mention that though we used our very pretty West Elm copper mugs for this blog post, I wouldn't recommend them for hot drinks since there isn't insulation--they get HOT!