Liquid Luck [Felix Felicis] | Harry Potter

‘The potion within was splashing about merrily; it was the color of molten gold, and large drops were leaping like goldfish above the surface, though not a particle had spilled.”

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

When I first heard the description of liquid luck, all I could think of was how similar to alcohol it must be. “If taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence”.

However, since many people want to make these recipes for kids, or not everyone drinks alcohol, I decided this needed to be a quick and simple tutorial on making a molten gold syrup that could be added to your favourite drink, rather than a specific recipe. For this to keep its Liquid Luck appearance, however, you’ll only want to mix it with either clear or yellow drinks such as:

  • apple juice
  • lemonade
  • soda water
  • Sprite

And for alcoholic  drinks:

  • vodka
  • brandy
  • rum

Liquid Luck [Felix Felicis] | Harry Potter

Make your own super simple Felix Felicis, also known as Liquid Luck.

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  • Author: Bryt @ InLiterature.net


Units Scale
  • food grade edible sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  1. Stir together in a saucepan over medium heat, until the liquid starts to boil and the sugar melts.
  2. Remove from heat and let completely cool before pouring into a glass bottle for serving.


Start by mixing only a tablespoon at a time into each drink, until you’ve reached the right gold consistency. I found not much was needed when adding it to a glass of apple juice.

You might want to try these Wilton sprinkles from Amazon for this tutorial:


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  1. Did you use the entire container of sprinkles? I’m throwing a Harry Potter Bachelorette Party and this looks perfect!

    1. The full amount was ~30g. But having made it, I probably could’ve used less for the few drinks I made. Or if you’re making a larger batch for a party, the full amount would still work I would think.

    1. The amount was ~30g (approx a few tbsp I think). And yes, I added it the hot sugar/water mixture to dissolve.

  2. How long does the coloring last? I want to make these for a party, but how far in advance can I make them?

    P.S. They are so pretty!

    1. If you store it in the fridge, it can be made a few weeks (say 2-3) in advance. The colouring will last, will just need to be shaken before use.

  3. So fun! I had edible powdered gold dust. Didn’t need much to make this magical. We’re mixing with Passion Fruit juice and sparkling lemonade or Prosecco for fun drinks as we have a Harry Potter themed Halloween weekend with decorations, fun food, and movies. We’re making our own fun since we can’t go trick-or-treating this year!

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