RECIPE

The Ultimate Butterbeer

Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Every diehard Harry Potter fan has the same two dreams: to receive a Hogwarts acceptance letter and to drink a warming mug of Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks. While we can’t help you get into the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry, we can offer you a sample of the frothy brew. Crafted by Supercall’s resident witch, this creamy, boozed up, piping-hot Butterbeer would make Madam Rosmerta proud. It’s a magical combination of homemade butterscotch syrup, cozy baking spices, brown sugar, butter, fizzy ale and scotch. It’s so good, we recommend you batch out a few ahead of time in preparation of your friends casting “accio another round!”

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • .25 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • .25 tsp nutmeg
  • .75 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz scotch
  • 1 Cup pumpkin ale
  • 1 Cup ginger beer
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 oz butterscotch
  • 1 egg white
  • whipped cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Melt unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add fresh ginger, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Raise the heat a little, and simmer until the mixture has cooked down into a liquid, stirring consistently so that the sugar does not burn.

Step two

Lower the heat, add scotch and stir.

Step three

After about one minute, add the pumpkin ale, ginger beer and salted butter. Simmer and stir for four minutes, then remove from the heat.

Step four

Add the butterscotch syrup to the bottom of a glass mug, or use more if you want it extra sweet and butterscotch-y.

Step five

Double strain the liquid mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the glass mug, and briefly stir to incorporate the butterscotch.

Step six

For a foamy head, dry shake the egg white in a shaker, and top the cocktail with the froth. Alternatively, add a dollop of whipped cream for an even creamier drink.

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