So you’ve been waiting how long for your Hogwarts letter?
Odds are you’re reading this because you’re pretty sure you’re a Muggle, doomed to wander the boring, non-magical world forever. The good news is: You can at least pretend you’re a wizard after a few cocktails. Turn to Page 394 in your Potions textbook, and put together some awesome drinks for you and your wannabe Mudblood friends.
1. Blood of a Unicorn
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If you’re an undead sorcerer living on the back of a professor’s head, this is the drink for you. Or if you’re just a wizard girl (or boy) living in a Muggle world, drink this concoction to help you feel a little closer to Hogwarts. If you start talking to centaurs though, you should probably stop.
Serves 1 (sorry friends)
1.5 oz silver tequila
1.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
Mix and shake in a cocktail shaker for 20 seconds. Strain into a cauldron, mug, or wizard’s hat.
2. Hair of the (Three-Headed) Dog
When you can’t just play a little diddy on your flute to get rid of a beastly hangover, try this cocktail. It may put you right to sleep, but don’t let anyone sneak into your chamber!
Serves 1 (applies to only one head, sorry Fluffy)
1.5 oz tequila
1/2 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (just do it)
1 teaspoon Tabasco
1 12-oz bottle Corona or Modelo
2 tablespoons salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 celery stalk (or not, if you’re not interested in veggies with your booze)
Mix tequila, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco together. Separately mix chili powder and salt in a small bowl, then use the lime to coat the top of your glass before rolling it in the chili powder/salt combo. Put ice and the tomato mix in a glass, leaving half of the glass for beer. Add your stupid celery if you need to, Muggle.
3. Polyjuice Potion
We’re all familiar with booze making us into somebody entirely different, right? Well, now at least you can have an excuse. If you want to be a total weirdo, pluck someone’s hair and add to this recipe:
Serves 1 (drinking alone again, I see)
1.5 oz gin
1.5 oz fresh-pressed green juice (veggies with pineapple blended)
1 oz green Chartreuse
½ oz lime juice
7-Up or Sprite (optional, if you’re into foofy drinks)
Hair of your cat (just kidding, please don’t)
Shake that gin and juice (yeah) and Chartreuse with ice. Strain into a glass (or flask like Mad Eye Moody), and top with a spritz of soda.
The thing you most envy about Hogwarts students: Butterbeer. Amiright? Take a little trip to Hogsmeade, and get a warm butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks just by making this delicious concoction in the comfort of your own home.
Serves 6-8 (finally, you have friends. Your mother was getting worried.)
6-8 tablespoons butterscotch sauce
3 cups craft cider
1 cup bourbon whiskey (optional, but advised for extra warmth)
2 cups ginger beer (or ginger ale if you hate ginger beer)
Mix cider, bourbon and butterscotch syrup in a saucepan until the butterscotch dissolves and it begins to steam. Turn off the stove (you drunk Muggle) and stir in the ginger beer or ginger ale. Serve in large beer steins or mugs, and don’t be stingy with the whipped cream, you filthy Mudblood.
We’ve tried all of these and without a doubt the Butterbeer is the one to get the night started and for pure Harry Potter nostalgia. Lets us know how you got on. Please drink Butterbeer responsibly, especially out of Hogwarts.