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Jul172010

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry doesn't have any specialty cocktails available at Hog's Head Pub as of yet. But he should. And, if he did, these recipes that we created would be them!

Golden Pumpkin
Originally drunk as an elixir to keep acromantulas at bay, this delicious cocktail has been found to also cure deathly chills on a cold night.

  • 1 part Goldschlager (or other cinnamon schnapps), 3 parts Pumpkin Juice. Served piping hot.


Pumpkin Cobbler

Rich spices and sweet peaches join forces to cast a powerful spell that you won't soon forget. 

  • 1 part Goldschlager, 1 part peach schnapps, 1 part good vodka, 3 parts Pumpkin Juice. Shake with ice and serve up (in a chilled martini glass) or on the rocks. For a twist on this cocktail you could substitute other sweet liquors for the peach schnapps, such as Chambord, Midori, banana schnapps etc.


Potterpolitan

So good, so unique that you must show this cocktail proper respect by bowing before it. Remember, yuh always wait fur the Potterpolitan to make the firs' move.

  • 1 part Chambord, 1 part Absolut Citron (or other citrus vodka), 2 parts Pumpkin Juice and a squeeze of lime. Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.


Potterita

You don't choose the Potterita, the Potterita must choose you. And you'd better hope it does, magic must have been involved to create this smooth and tangy twist on the original.

  • 3 parts tequila, 2 parts sweet and sour mix, 2 parts Pumpkin Juice. Shake with ice and serve on the rocks or blend with ice. Either way, serve in a sugar rimmed glass.


Hot Buttered Pumpkin

Allegedly a stolen recipe from Dumbledore's office, this amazing recipe is begging to be made at your next holiday party. Literally, it's begging. Would you just hurry up and make it already to shut it up?!

  • 1 part rum, 3 parts Pumpkin Juice, 1 teaspoon of butter per 8oz drink. Microwave or heat the pumpkin juice on the stove with the butter. Once the butter is melted, stir and then add the rum.


Spiced Butterbeer

Served at all the wizard parties . . . well, the cool wizard parties.

  • 1 part spiced rum, 1 part Stoli Vanil Vodka, 4 parts butterbeer (or other cream soda), serve neat (without ice) and top with rediwhip whipped cream that's been beaten to remove the bubbles and thin the consistancy slightly. Be sure your ingredients are ice cold or you'll have a warm drink. If making as a punch, float a single large ice cube (made in a bread pan) as to not water it down and have the whipped cream in a bowl for topping.


Pumpkin Juice

I know what you've been thinking . . .

"These look great, too bad I can't get my hands on any of that awesome pumpkin juice."

I'm sure you've found the recipes out there that call for a pumpkin that's chopped and juiced and mixed with things like pineapple juice. While I won't say they may not be good in their own way, I will tell you that they're not even close to what's at WWOHP as they're missing a few key ingredients to get the right flavor profile. You know PTTP wouldn't let you down! I haven't met the recipe our sophisticated squade team can't crack - enjoy the closest thing you can get without hopping on your broom for a trip to Florida.

 - Because the pumpkin juice ingredients are in such small proportions I'm breaking from the part measurement standard for this recipe.

Pumpkin Juice Recipe

  • 8oz apple juice, 3oz Petit brand pear nectar, 3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling, 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Blend the ingredients in a blender to properly incorporate. Yes, it's supposed to be a little "pulpy", just like it is in WWOHP.


These cocktail recipes are original creations by Party Through The Parks. If you post them on other sites, please link back here to give credit. Thank you!

Reader Comments (32)

Lex - No eggs & milk, just the pumpkin pie filling (not pumpkin puree) straight from the can. Be sure to let us know what you think after you make it! :)

August 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterPartyThroughTheParks

I'm gonna try this recipe tonight, but I am more interested in trying to find the Pumpkin FIZZ recipe. Does anyone know if it's the same recipe with club soda added? I had a glass while @ the park, and it was like all the great childhood memories from every autumn of my life in a glass. It tasted almost exactly like pumpkin pie, but was just a tiny bit fizzy. It also was a tiny bit pulpy, and the spices were in the mixture, and ended up at the bottom of my cup.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaryl

I have been looking all OVER for a recipe that comes even close to the pumpkin juice at the park and you guys (if i may say) have perfected it better than whats at the park. The first few tries I had to use different brands of pear nectar (apparently colorado doesnt have the petit brand and must be shipped per amazon, yet that takes 30 days!?). I must advise to stay away from Jumex pear nectar- just makes it nasty in my opinion. Nope, once I got my hands on some petit brand- ooooh it was heaven! I have altered the recipe just a bit. On my sweet tooth days, instead of just regular cinnamon, I use sugar cinnamon. Same great taste you guys have created, just a little bit sweeter for those sweet craving days XD Me and my husband are avid fans- we even moderate a fan site and are both proud Slytherins. Thank you for this recipe- one could not find a better one anywhere else! I do wonder, have you tried any recipes for the sweets like the pumpkin pasties? I found a recipe, but i dont think its done justly. Again, love the recipe- quite perfect!

October 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAylin

Made it with pear juice instead of pear nectar because WTF is pear nectar...lol. But otherwise I followed this recipe exactly and it just tasted like liquid pupmkin pie. :/

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstagesiren

I'm having trouble finding Petit Pear Nectar. I get that Jumex pear nectar makes for nasty pumpkin juice, but does anyone know about Kern's Pear Nectar?

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I found this recipe after trying out another one I found on Food.com. I must say this one is really good and much closer to what I had imagined - Pumpkin Pie in a drink!. (I've never been to Universal Studios, so no hope of a comparison - sorry). The other recipe on Food.com turned out like a very tasty wassail with a vague pumpkin flavor - still quite good, but not Harry Potter good. Since I still had left over ingredients from that recipe, I didn't follow this one to the T. Instead I used apple cider, apricot nectar and roughly halved the cinnamon and apple pie spice. (I halved those spices since they already seemed to be present in the cider) It was great!

After the initial taste-test, I went a step further and boiled my juice for about 2 minutes until the juice took on a slight brownish tint reminiscent of pumpkin pie. This took some of the raw pumpkin taste out and made it taste a bit more like a liquid pie.

I'll definitely try it again exactly as written, but I was so impressed with how it came out with what I had on hand, I had to post a comment. Thanks for the recipe!

January 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Jeff - Glad to hear your concoction turned out great!

January 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterPartyThroughTheParks

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