Alcoholic Butterbeer Recipe

No need to head all the way to the Leaky Cauldron for this amazing butterbeer drink, you can make it at home!  This adult version of the Wizarding World’s most famous drink is just the right amount of sweet, bitter, and rich.  So grab your favorite mug and these ingredients:


Beer mixture

  • 1 bottle of Ginger Beer or Dark Beer of your choice
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Cream Mixture

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 4 egg yolks


First, to make the beer mixture, warm the bottle of beer in a large saucepan.  Once it is warmed through, add the butter and the brown sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Set on low to keep it warm.

Next, you’ll want to make the cream.  In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and frothy.  In a heavy saucepan, heat the milk and cream until just boiling, then beat in the egg mixture until fully combined.  Next, pour in the Baileys and rum, mix well, and heat through until the mixture is thick and warm.

Take your mug and pour in the warm beer mixture until it is about two-thirds of the way full then top it off with the cream.  Optionally, you can drizzle some butterscotch syrup on top for a garnish.  Bonus house points: enjoy this butterbeer while wearing your house scarf or Quidditch jersey!