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Alcoholic Butterbeer

“Accio butterbeer!” That’s what your guests are going to say every time they visit you after having this spiked butterbeer

alcoholic butterbeer

If you’re a Harry Potter fanatic, I’m sure you’re aware of the delicious butterbeer that the trio enjoys every time they visit the Three Broomsticks. And, in case you’re not a fan, I bet you will be after trying this spiked butterbeer recipe, designed specifically for adults! (It’s alcoholic!)

If you’re looking for the toned-down version of butterbeer, the one served at Hogsmeade in Universal Studios, fit for young wizards and muggles, try this homemade non-alcoholic butterbeer recipe. 

However, for wizards that have graduated from Hogwarts and are busy making careers at the Ministry, I have taken the recipe up a notch!

Here’s the spiked butterbeer recipe for you!

Why We Love Spiked Butterbeer

Do you even need a reason to love spiked butterbeer?

  • It’s Delicious: The amazing combination of cream soda, apple cider, bourbon, and ginger beer, makes the spiked butterbeer an instant crowd-pleaser!
  • The Topping: Apart from the drink, the topping is to die for! The sweet vanilla and butter flavoring give the drink a mellow taste, making the guests want more.
  • It’s Quick and Easy to Make: You can whip up this butterbeer before you can finish saying “Butterbeer!” It’s a simple pour-and-mix recipe where you just have to pour everything into a pitcher, mix, and serve!

Ingredients for Spiked Butterbeer Recipe

  • Cream soda: A sweet combination of vanilla, sugar, and water for a distinct woodsy and smoky taste.
  • Apple cider: To add a sweet yet tangy taste to the Butterbeer.
  • Bourbon: A delectable combination of vanilla and caramel, perfect for cocktails.
  • Ginger beer: After all the sweet vanilla flavor, you need something strong and spicy to balance everything. 
  • Vanilla: For a topping as delicious as the beer itself!
  • Butter flavoring: It’s butterbeer, so we need that butterscotch flavor!
  • Whipped cream: A finishing touch to your butterbeer to which you can add toppings.

How to Make Boozy Butterbeer

  1. In a pitcher add cream soda, apple cider, and bourbon and mix together.
  2. Then, add ginger beer, butter flavoring, vanilla syrup and stir.
  3. Fill your glasses with ice 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Ladle into mugs.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
spiked butterbeer cocktail

FAQs

How to serve spiked butterbeer?

You can serve spiked butterbeer hot or cold. My version uses ice; however, you can also serve it hot if the weather is a bit chilly.

What to serve with butterbeer? 

You can serve butterbeer along with Harry Potter themed foods such as chocolate frogs, corned beef sandwiches, shepherd’s pie or butterbeer cake.

Can I skip the whipped cream? 

Yes you can certainly skip the whipped cream and drink it as is.

Is there an alcoholic version of butterbeer at Universal?

There is no alcohol in butterbeer or an alcoholic version of it at Universal Orlando. There are other Harry Potter alcoholic beverages such as Hog’s Head Beer, Wizard’s Brew Beer, Fire Whisky and more.

Spiked Butterbeer

Spiked Butterbeer

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

“Accio butterbeer!” That’s what your guests are going to say every time they visit you after having this spiked butterbeer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of Cream soda
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 4oz bourbon
  • 1 bottle of ginger beer
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp butter flavoring
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

Instructions

    1. In a pitcher add cream soda, apple cider, and bourbon and mix together.
    2. Then, add ginger beer, butter flavoring, vanilla syrup and stir.
    3. Fill your glasses with ice 3/4 of the way full
    4. Ladle into mugs.
    5. Top with whipped cream.

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