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Boozy Butterbeer is an easy to make, adult cocktail that tastes just as creamy, sweet, and delicious as Harry Potter's favorite drink. No need to travel to the theme park when you can recreate the recipe at home.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Alcoholic Butterbeer
  2. Why We Love This Boozy Butterbeer Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Butterbeer Cocktail
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Cocktail Recipes
  11. Alcoholic Butterbeer Cocktail Recipe

Our Alcoholic Butterbeer Cocktail recipe is an easy-to-make boozy beverage that unfortunately is unfit for underage Harry Potter fans because it adds alcohol to the popular drink found at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Using only butterscotch schnapps, vodka, cream soda, syrup, vanilla, plus topping, you can recreate the classic creamy, sweet treat at home (with a twist) in 10 minutes from start to finish.

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Easy Alcoholic Butterbeer

Our Harry Potter Butterbeer Cocktail is so quick and easy to make using a only few ingredients that are simply stirred together and topped with flavored whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

Just like the original drink, this adult butterbeer recipe has a cold fizzy element with a thick and creamy head, but this rendition has a fun alcoholic twist.

My homemade cocktail version tastes just as buttery as the original Harry Potter drink, but is even better because it’s boozy and you don’t need to travel to the Three Broomsticks Bar to enjoy the enhancement.

While I still love the Harry Potter drinks prepared without alcohol, this boozy butterbeer is the perfect way to get any grown-up party started! 

Why We Love This Boozy Butterbeer Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses 5 base ingredients plus topping.
  • A boozy twist on the iconic Butterbeer treat.
  • No need to travel outside your own kitchen to enjoy this magically good treat.
  • Tastes just as creamy, sweet, and delicious as the classic drink, but in cocktail form!
  • Perfect for a Harry Potter themed cocktail party, a movie marathon, book club meeting, or Halloween party.

Other Easy Butterbeer Recipes

Butterbeer Cocktail with caramel sauce

Ingredients

  • Cream soda
  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Vanilla vodka
  • Butterscotch syrup
  • Artificial vanilla
  • Heavy whipping cream 
  • Butter extract
  • Salted caramel topping

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make It A MockTail: To make this a mocktail, simply remove the vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps, and replace them with a splash of vanilla extract and butter extract. The flavor will be similar, but won’t have the boozy effects.
  • Vary The Vodka: You can use any brand of vanilla-flavored vodka, like Absolut, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, etc. If you already have an unflavored vodka at home, feel free to use it and add a few drops of vanilla extract to your liquids.
  • Make Other Butterbeer Mixtures: Try my other delicious butterbeer recipes, from Butterbeer Jell-O Shots, Harry Potter Butterbeer Ice Cream, to Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge.
2 glasses of Butterbeer Cocktail
  • Medium pitcher
  • Measuring tools
  • Spoon to stir
  • Hand mixer
  • Cocktail glasses
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How to Make Butterbeer Cocktail

  1. Make The Butterbeer Mixture: Stir together the cream soda, alcohol, butterscotch syrup, and vanilla. Place in the fridge.
  2. Create The Whipped Cream: Beat together the heavy whipping cream and butter extract.
  3. Serve: Pour into cocktail glasses and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of syrup. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Any brand of vanilla vodka will work for this recipe.
  • You can garnish your glass with a drizzle of salted caramel or butterscotch syrup.
  • Make sure to chill the cream soda ahead of time.
  • If you don’t have vanilla vodka, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract to the cream soda and stir to substitute. 

Storage

  • To Store: This butterbeer cocktail should be consumed right away. 
collage Butterbeer Cocktail

Frequently Asked Questions

What is butterbeer?

At Universal, Butterbeer is an alcohol-free, foam-topped soft drink with a creamy butterscotch taste. Looking to recreate the theme park treat? Try my Harry Potter Butterbeer recipe, made with vanilla ice cream, cream soda, imitation butter extract, rum extract, butterscotch topping, salt, and whipped cream. Or check out my Hot Butterbeer recipe that you can make in your crockpot!

What Does Butterbeer tast like?

Butterbeer tastes like a delicious combination of cream soda and butterscotch with a sweet, frothy topping. Butterbeer doesn’t actually contain or taste like beer. It is a sweet treat more like a milkshake.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 2 12-ounce servings. But there’s no reason to stop at 2 drinks because it takes mere minutes to make another batch.

Butterbeer Cocktail in a glass

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Alcoholic Butterbeer Cocktail

Serves — 2
Boozy Butterbeer is an easy to make, adult cocktail that tastes just as creamy, sweet, and delicious as Harry Potter's favorite drink. No need to travel to the theme park when you can recreate the recipe at home.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cream soda chilled
  • ½ cup butterscotch schnapps
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • 4 tablespoons butterscotch syrup
  • 1 tablespoon artificial vanilla

Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter extract

Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel topping (or butterscotch syrup)

Instructions
 

  • Carefully pour 2 cups chilled cream soda into a medium pitcher, followed by the remaining ingredients, and slowly stir to dissolve butterscotch syrup.
  • Store in the fridge while making the topping by combining the heavy whipping cream and butter extract into a large bowl and beating with a hand mixer until a whipped cream is created.
  • Pour 2 glasses of your cocktail leaving room for your topping.
  • Spoon as much topping as you desire on top, and drizzle with syrup!

Jenn’s Notes

Servings: 2, 12-ounce servings
Storage:
This butterbeer cocktail should be consumed right away. 
Tips:
  • Any brand of vanilla vodka will work for this recipe.
  • You can garnish your glass with either a drizzle of salted caramel or butterscotch syrup.
  • Make sure to chill the cream soda ahead of time.
  • If you don’t have vanilla vodka, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract to the cream soda and stir to substitute. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 1221kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 229mg | Sugar: 128g | Vitamin A: 1804IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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