“Tell you what,” said Ron, his teeth chattering, “shall we go for a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks?”
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
Make the authentic alcoholic Butterbeer recipe
Happy October! My favourite month (next to December) is here, and to celebrate, we’re whipping up some butterbeer. In the Harry Potter books, butterbeer is described as being able to make house elves intoxicated, and having only a slight effect on wizards.
So we thought we’d start by making an original recipe from 1594. A digital copy of The good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin can be found here.
Update May 2014: I first made this alcoholic recipe in 2012, but since then, I’ve made it many times over! It comes down to taste preference but I highly recommend using Speckled Hen as your British ale. I also recommend adding half a cup of milk for those who aren’t big beer drinkers, but also for those who are, as the creaminess makes it incredibly delicious. But try a sip without the milk so you know what the ‘real’ taste would be.
Since January 2014 I’ve slowly been creating videos, starting with, no surprise, Butterbeer, showing you the step by step process. I hope you enjoy!