Butterbeer was born in 1855 in Great Britain, with the invention of butterscotch. Combined with vanilla soda, this syrupy liquid looked so much like beer that it was nicknamed “butterbeer.” Fred and George, Ron Weasley’s twin brothers, were the chief suppliers for parties in the common room. Let the butterbeer flow like water!
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
- 2¼ oz butter
- 2¼ oz superfine sugar
- 1 tbsp molasses or golden syrup (international foods section of your store)
- 16 fl oz (2 cups) cream soda or vanilla soda (online or in the international foods section)
- Whipped cream, to your heart’s content
- Melt the butter in a small cauldron over low heat, add the sugar, and stir gently. Cast an Unstick spell or use a damp brush to remove any sugar crystals that stick to the sides. Use a Levitation spell and add the molasses or golden syrup. Boil for 5 minutes.
- Let the mixture cool completely or cast a Chill spell. Pour 2 tablespoons of syrup into each mug, then add some cream soda. Top with a generous dose of whipped cream and enjoy.