Forget Butter Beer; Drink these Fantastic Beasts Cocktails Instead

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Forget Butter Beer; Drink these <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> Cocktails Instead

Well, JK Rowling’s bid for world domination continues apace (only the MCU is giving her much of a fight). With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hitting theaters on the 16th, you can expect an uptick in schwag sales, commemorative-edition Harry Potter books (you can get them in your House colors: See the Sorting Hat for more details, but if you don’t know which House is yours, it’s probably Hufflepuff…) and, of course, POTIONS.

If you’re really a Butterbeer person at heart, the internet is rife with “authentic” recipes. But if you’ve come of age and prefer a potion with a little more of a kick, we’ve got you covered thanks to a foray into the Alternate Reality that is Minneapolis’ fabled Mall of America. The FireLake Grillhouse, inside the Mall of America has created a full Fantastic Beasts cocktail menu rife with Potter-world references.

And please note that if you can’t apparate into the FireLake Grillhouse for Wizarding beverages, their affable bar-folk were kind enough to share their NEWT-level potions textbook, so you can duplicate these wizard-worthy brews at home.

Obscurus Old Fashioned

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1.5 oz. Black Magic Spiced Rum
.5 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Directions: Add everything over ice in a rocks glass. Stir. Garnish with an orange peel and Luxardo cherry.

Unicorn Blood

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1.5 oz. Herradura Silver tequila
1.5 oz. St. Germain
1 oz. lemon juice

Directions: Add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake (hard!) for a full 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.



1.5 oz. Inchmurrin Scotch
1.5 oz. Fernet-Branca

Directions: Combine scotch and Fernet in a shaker with ice and stir vigorously for 20 seconds, until fully chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Top with cola.

Dragon’s Fire

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2 oz. Fireball Whiskey
2 oz. Cranberry Juice

Directions: Add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass.

Nagini’s Negroni

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1.25 oz. Campari
1.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1.25 oz. Prosecco

Directions: Gently stir Campari, prosecco and vermouth in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.