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Butterbeer Cocktail Recipe

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Calling all adult Harry Potter fans; this butterbeer cocktail recipe, full of creamy flavors and butterscotch schnapps, will enliven any gathering! 

Recipe Features: 

  • Great Mix- This cocktail with butterscotch schnapps and vanilla vodka mixes well with the butterbeer flavors.
  • Quick and Easy- Only 5 easy steps to make your butterbeer cocktail.
  • Beautiful Aesthetic- Butterbeer cocktail has a creamy whipped topping that is gorgeous on top of your drink!

If you’ve read my Frozen Butterbeer Recipe, you know I’m a fan of Harry Potter and Harry Potter World. This recipe puts an adult spin on the Harry Potter World, Three Broomsticks Restaurant version of butterbeer. 

The vodka and schnapps combination smooths the drink out and becomes the perfect base for the butterscotch and cream topping. If you don’t have cocktail making experience, don’t worry! This recipe is so easy to put together. It looks incredible, and it tastes even better! 

Ingredients for Butterbeer Cocktail Recipe:

  • Heavy Cream- Also called Heavy Whipping Cream, you can find this in the dairy section of your grocer. It’ll be next to the half and half or coffee creamers.
  • Butterscotch Sauce- A jar can usually be found in the ice cream aisle, or you can make it yourself with this butterscotch recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Vanilla Vodka- You can make vanilla vodka by sealing vanilla beans into a jar of vodka for 1-2 weeks. But you can also find this specialty at your local liquor store.
  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Butter Extract- You can find this next to the vanilla extract in the spice aisle of your grocer.
  • Cream Soda- You’ll need one bottle. Preferably chilled.

How to Make a Butterbeer Cocktail:

  1. Make the topping first by mixing the heavy cream and butterscotch sauce with either a stand mixer or a hand mixer. 
  2. Mix on high for 2-3 minutes, until the cream is fully whipped. Then set aside. 
  3. Divide the vodka, schnapps, and butter extract amounts into two glasses.
  4. Top the drinks with cream soda, and gently stir to combine.
  5. Add a dollop of butterscotch whipped cream from step 1, and drizzle butterscotch to taste. Enjoy! 

Tips For This Adult Butterbeer Cocktail

  • Butterscotch sauce can be found in the ice cream section of most grocers.
  • You can also make a homemade version like the one in this recipe for butterbeer cupcakes.
  • Chill your bowl and mixer attachments before mixing whipped cream.This will help your whipped cream and butterscotch set up faster.  
  • Chill your mugs in the freezer for a fun frosted glass that will keep your drink nice and cool. 
  • If you don’t have vanilla vodka, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract to the cream soda and stir to substitute. 
What flavor is butterbeer?

Butterbeer has a rich butterscotch taste, combined with a cream soda, and has an additional cream topping.

Is butterbeer a real drink?

Butterbeer was made famous by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Although there is a historical drink based on butter and beer, this drink more likely emerged from fiction, fan-mixologists, and fan-theme parks such as the famous Harry Potter World in Universal Studios, Orlando. 

What is butterbeer made of?

In the Harry Potter series, butterbeer is a drink made from butterscotch, sugar, and water. We like to use cream soda and add the butterscotch. Our cocktail version adds in vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps.  

How long does butterbeer last?

The butterbeer cocktail should be consumed when made. However, all of the butterbeer ingredients, except the heavy cream will last for 6 months or more on their own.  

Does butterscotch schnapps need to be refrigerated?

Butterscotch schnapps (on its own) does not need to be refrigerated. After you have opened the bottle, reseal and store in a cool, dry place, away from light. It should store indefinitely when stored correctly. However, schnapps will lose its flavor over time. If it develops a bad odor, it should be discarded. 

Does vodka go bad if not refrigerated?

Vodka will stay good for 50 years plus if unopened. When opened, store in a cool, dry space away from light. There is enough alcohol content in vodka that it will store for decades without a problem. 

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Butterbeer Cocktail

Butterbeer Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Calling all adult Harry Potter fans; this butterbeer cocktail recipe, full of creamy flavors and butterscotch schnapps, will enliven any gathering! 

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butterscotch sauce (found in the ice cream aisle)
  • dash vanilla extract

Drink:

  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 12 oz cream soda

Instructions

Topping:

  1. Place the heavy cream and butterscotch sauce into a bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Mix at high speed with the whisk attachment until fluffy and light, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Set aside.


Drink:

  1. Divide the vodka, schnapps, and butter extract between two glasses.
  2. Top with cream soda and gently stir to combine.
  3. Top with a dollop of the butterscotch whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

Notes

  • Butterscotch sauce can be found in the ice cream section of most grocers. You can also make a homemade version like the one in this recipe for butterbeer cupcakes.
  • Chill your mugs in the freezer for a fun frosted glass that will keep your drink nice and cool.

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