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Harry Potter's Birthday

Jul 31

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

"I made it up. I imagine it to taste a little bit like less sickly butterscotch."

~ Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, on being asked what Butterbeer tastes like ...

In the mood for Butterbeer, Cauldron Cakes, and Fizzing Whizzbees? Butterbeer is the drink of choice for younger wizards. It can be served cold or hot but either way it has a warming effect. Although House-elves can become intoxicated on Butterbeer, the amount of alcohol contained in Butterbeer has a negligible effect on Witches and Wizards. The actual alcohol content of Butterbeer is open for debate among Potter scholars and fans, but most agree that it does contain some alcohol, just not a lot, similar to a wine cooler. At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Disneyworld, you can try a real-life Butterbeer in two varieties, frozen and regular. It has been variously described as a cross between cream soda and butterscotch or more like shortbread and butterscotch. All agree it's very sweet with a thick head of foam on the top.🍺

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July 31st is the birthday of fictional boy-wizard, Harry Potter!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s seven-part series, begins as Harry turns 11 and is invited to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Each book and subsequent film begins around Harry’s birthday—which falls on the same day as Rowling’s— and so the eighth story in the series, Harry Potter and Cursed Child, was released on July 31, 2016.


To celebrate Harry's birthday, toast with collection of Harry Potter novel and novel-inspired cocktails by clicking the Butterbeer.  These include:

Butterbeer Cocktail

Unicorn Blood Cocktail

The Goblet of Fire


and more!

"Butterbeer," the fictional  wizarding beverage described as tasting "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch." It was served at numerous locations that wizards frequent in the books and It was served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and is referred to as having only a very slight alcoholic content.

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