Hogwarts Elixir Harry Potter Cocktail
As a lifelong Harry Potter fan, I can't help but imagine that the Golden Trio was brewing up way more than polyjuice potion after Hogwarts. I'm talking bottomless butterbeers and firewhiskey straight through to the epilogue. While drinking was forbidden during the Hogwarts days, "magical vlogger" Bri — aka @eatseemagic on Instagram — brewed up a few house-themed cocktails perfect for adult witches and wizards to enjoy while playing a Harry Potter drinking game.
"My love for the Harry Potter books and films paired with my love of creating cocktails inspired me to create these drinks," Bri told POPSUGAR via email. "I was recreating frozen butterbeer at home and thought, 'What if I make some colorful drinks for each house?' I thought about house colors, characters, and other wizarding facts when creating these drinks but also stayed true to my Caribbean roots by including tropical flavors."
"My drinks are strong and are only for the advanced wizards and any muggles that can handle a little magic."
The drinks range in flavor from sweet passionfruit concoctions to spicy mixtures made with jalapeño-infused vodka, but they all look delicious enough to appear in my Mirror of Erised reflection. Bri even mixed up a Hogwarts Elixir potion made specifically for professors to unwind after a day of grading Defense Against the Dark Arts essays and dealing with Dementors. The drink is strong, but something tells me Professor McGonagall would have thrown back more than a few of these when Fred and George were still causing mischief on the school grounds.
"I'm a Hufflepuff so I had the most fun creating the Hufflepuff Horizon," Bri added. "In my mind, that's the perfect drink to make after you borrow some herbs from Professor Sprout's Herbology class. If I'm talking about flavor, the most delicious drink is Gryffindor's Goblet of Fire (50 points for Gryffindor)!" Before you mix up a Hogwarts-inspired drink of your own, be warned that these aren't for just any wizards or witches. "My drinks are strong and are only for the advanced wizards and any muggles that can handle a little magic," Bri said. If you think you're up for it, keep reading to find your Harry Potter cocktail match.