There are so many drawbacks to being a Muggle. We can’t perform magic, we have to fly in tiny coach seats because we don’t know where to buy Floo Powder, and we can’t talk to snakes without looking like lunatics. But the worst indignity of them all is that we’ll never get to appreciate an authentic glass of delicious butterbeer.
The truth is their is no true authentic version of butterbeer, since no recipe actually exists. But they describe their version of the “really sweet drink” as being “slightly less sickly than butterscotch,” and say it is less like the kind you can get at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more like the one from the books.
To make this involves three different parts: a meringue of caster sugar, egg whites, and unsalted butter for the frothy head, a sweet ice mix of melted butter, treacle, dulce de leche, and sea salt flakes, which is then combined with a beer mixture of crushed ice, cream soda, and spiked ginger beer and amaretto to give it its alcoholic content. You can get the full recipe here.
We Muggles might not be able to visit Hogsmeade, but now we can bring a little part of Hogsmeade into our homes.
But please, always drink responsibly, and make sure you have a designated broom driver.
What do you think of this version? Does it sound like what you imagine butter beer to taste like? Or would you make yours differently? Cast a spell with your thoughts in the comments below.
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