In four days, we get to see Severus Snape sporting a longer, piece-y-er 'do.
In four days, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I hits the theaters.
As if making you sit through my Hogwarts slideshow a few weeks ago wasn't torture enough, this week we're celebrating Friday's epic cinematic arrival with some HP-related treats.
Butterbeer is easily the most well-known out of all the food and drink mentioned in the books. I scoured the internet for a recipe that would closely replicate the J.K. Rowling-approved butterbeer served at The Wizarding World theme park. I used a recipe from Dana Zia's blog and it was exactly what I was hoping it would be: freakin' delicious.
The Three Broomsticks Butterbeer
Recipe from The Go Lightly Gourmet
Makes two Butterbeers
Here's what you'll need:
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup unfiltered apple cider
3-4 Wether's Original candies or caramels
1 Tablespoon of mulling spices*
1 12-ounce bottle cream soda
*I didn't have mulling spices so I added a few dashes each of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the cider, mulling spices and candies.
Stir constantly until the candies have melted.
Remove from heat and strain the mixture. Let it cool down a bit.
Failed attempt at conjuring a patronus in the measuring cup.
Divide the mixture between two glasses.
Top if off with the cream soda.
Mmm. A nice little sugar buzz waiting to happen.
If you want a little extra warmth in your cheeks, spike it with some apple brandy or rum. Enjoy, muggles.