Fan Of Hogwarts Butterbeer? This Original 400-Year-Old Drink Inspired It

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Fan Of Hogwarts Butterbeer? This Original 400-Year-Old Drink Inspired It

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you must have surely wished to try Butterbeer once in your lifetime! For people who do not know it, this is made with soda, sugar, butter, heavy cream, and a hint of rum. The drink is flavorful and intense. But did you all, Potterheads, know that this wizardry drink was inspired by a 400-year-old drink? Here’s more about it for you!

Fan Of Hogwarts Butterbeer? Read This!

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Butterbeer was offered hot in “foaming tankards” and cold in bottles. It was available in Hogsmeade at the Three Broomsticks Inn and the Hog’s Head Inn; however, it appears that the latter’s inventory is rarely sold there because it is described as “very dusty.”

The drink has reportedly been served at the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley. It contained water, sugar, and butterscotch. Harry Potter speculated in 1996 about what Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger would do at Professor Horace Slughorn’s Christmas Party “under the influence of Butterbeer,” implying that the beverage may have the same depressing effects as alcohol in terms of lowering inhibitions.

When Winky, a house elf, lost her employment with the Crouch family, she developed an addiction to Butterbeer and began to get inebriated.

Fact time! This drink was inspired by a 400-year-old Buttered Beere. But this isn’t the syrupy butterscotch drink that you can get at Harry Potter World. Buttered Beere is ideal for those seeking a rich, aromatic, and alcoholic beverage throughout the holiday season. 

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A Piece Of Tudor England!

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Offering your loved ones a steaming cup of Buttered Beere is like offering them a piece of Tudor England. It will definitely keep them happy and fat during the winter, and it will also make an impression on them.  

To cover up the bad taste, ale producers would frequently add eggs, butter, sugar, and spices to batches of brew that had turned the corner.

Denny Conn, co-host of the Experimental Brewing podcast and author of “Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun,” shared some wisdom with us. Whether it’s vegan or real butter, the fat utilised in a Buttered Beere recipe will probably give the beverage a greasy mouthfeel. 

Furthermore, boiling the beer removes the CO2. English ales don’t have much carbonation at all. As a concept, the idea is considerably more effective. The Old English language, from the time the beverage was originally created, is also where the extra “e” in “Buttered Beere” originates. (As per Slurrp)

At Universal Studios

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Butterbeer was initially made available by Universal Studios in 2010, when the first “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” opened in Orlando. The beverage has now been sold in excess of 20 million servings since then. 

Yet Universal started developing the beverage all the way back in 2007. The recipe’s creator, corporate senior chef Steve Jayson of Universal Orlando, said that it took him three years and about sixteen trials to get the flavour just right.

J.K. Rowling was also required to provide formal consent. Butterbeer tastes like a sweet, bubbly, cold cream soda mixed with butterscotch and shortbread.  (The Beer Connoisseur)

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Have you ever tried it?

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