Friday, August 03, 2012

Let them drink Butterbeer!

No, still not writing about the Olympics (although I've been flooding Twitter about it). So instead, I'll just post random shizzles just like I normally do.

Well, well, well. When asked about the famous Butterbeer from the Harry Potter series, my friend and I were trying to win an argument if it's served cold or warm. Since we just like to throw quips and banters at each other, I know no one would win the argument. So I asked a teammate whom I know is really into Harry Potter if butterbeer should be cold or warm. She gave me the link to an HP-Lexicon and it says


Very popular drink served cold in bottles or hot by the mug ("foaming tankards of hot butterbeer") at the Three BroomsticksHouse-elves can get drunk on butterbeer, but it doesn't have that effect on humans (GF21).
Available at the Hog's Head for two Sickles a bottle (OP16).
How is butterbeer made and what does it taste like? When asked about this by "Bon Appetit" magazine, JKR responded: "I made it up. I imagine it to taste a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch."

So no one has an idea how it tastes like, save from the unabridged trilogy-worthy description that the author gave. Hence, the recipe that (which is a really good site) gave can still be legit! Yay! Now to ask my friend to recreate it.

Hogsmeade Butter Beer
makes 1 serving

1 can Cold cream soda
3-4 tbsp Caramel Syrup
Whip Cream

1. Pour cream soda and caramel syrup into a huge glass mug.
2. Stir well.
3. Top with Whip Cream.

1. You can add extra caramel syrup on top of whip cream for extra sweetness.
2. For real beer drinkers, mix 1/2 can cream soda and 1/2 bottle of light beer.

Another friend, Lance, tried to do a "muggle version" with homemade caramel, cream soda, light beer, and whipped cream. Then served it with Bruschetta (toasted bread with garlic, cheese, and olive oil). He noted that it tastes a bit like rootbeer float but has a sweet kick. @#%$^%&^%*$* I want one.

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