One of our favorite things about visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was finally having a chance to actually drink butterbeer! As delicious as it was, Jamie and I couldn't help but wonder how it would be if we “adultified” it a little bit and added some of our favorite alcohol to jazz it up. It just took a little trial and error (delicious, delicious trial and error) and we finally landed on an adult butterbeer recipe that we love.
We developed a great hot butterbeer recipe a while back, but really wanted something that was more refreshing for summer, and this fits the bill!
This recipe works with or without the booze, but I highly recommend trying it if you drink because it's SO good it's magical!
How to make Adult Butterbeer
It's super straightfoward to make, but there might be a couple of ingredients you need to pick up special, so you'll want to plan ahead!
Simply mix the main drink ingredients together, then make the foam topping and add it on top. It's really that simple!
- 1 12 oz. bottle cream soda (chilled)
- 1 t. butter flavoring
- 1 oz. whiskey (light rum works too)
Foam Topping Ingredients
- ½ cup caramel or butterscotch ice cream
- 1 tsp imitation butter
- 2 oz. cream soda
Combine the drink ingredients together and stir. I recommend that your cream soda is well-chilled, because you don't want to add ice to this.
Let the ice cream melt a bit before you start mixing, it will get you a smoother finished product.
Spoon a layer of foam on top of your butterbeer, and you're done! It's so easy, and SO delicious!
- (DRINK) 12 oz. cream soda
- (DRINK) 1 tsp imitation butter
- (DRINK) 1 oz. whiskey (light rum works too!)
- (FOAM) ½ cup caramel or butterscotch ice cream
- (FOAM) 1 tsp imitation butter
- (FOAM) 2 oz. cream soda
- Pour cream soda and imitation butter in a large glass and stir with a long spoon. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together ice cream, imitation butter and cream soda. Use a frother or hand mixer to give the foam some extra bubbles.
- Scoop foam on top of drink. Serve and enjoy!