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a mug of butterbeer sits foaming, ready for a Harry Potter party.

Harry Potter Alcoholic Butterbeer

  • Author: Bryton Taylor
  • Yield: 1 large beer stein 1x


Butterbeer has become a symbol of magic, an enchanted recipe that instantly blends the wizarding world into our own. Which is why an authentic recipe for 1500’s butter beer is a must for your next Harry Potter party.


  • 1 bottle of British Ale
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2.5 tbsp of unsalted butter


  1. Start by pouring the ale into a saucepan. To keep it from ‘exciting’ (foaming up), angle the saucepan and gently pour the ale down the side into the pan.
  2. Stir in the 1 tsp of spices.
  3. Gently heat until it comes to a boil, then lower the heat straight away and let simmer for a few minutes.
  4. In these few minutes, whisk together the yolks and sugar.
  5. Remove from the heat, let sit for a few minutes to bring the heat down, then add in the yolks and sugar to the ale.
  6. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the butter until fully mixed in.
  8. With a hand blender, froth the ale until foam forms. Let sit to cool.
  9. Using a spoon, hold back the froth as you pour the butterbeer into the beer stein. Leave about an inch of room on the top, spoon on the froth and serve.

Keywords: butterbeer, harry potter