A fun adult twist on the Harry Potter potion!
We have been on a bit of a Halloween kick this week, so why not keep the party rolling and share another fun party drink, our take on another famous magical drink from the Harry Potter books, Polyjuice Potion. While our version of Polyjuice Potion might not make you transform into your arch nemesis, but it might transform your party into something a bit more magical! Fizzy and foamy, with a sweet tart citrus burst and with aromatic bitters, our Polyjuice Poition can be made for both adults and kids!
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Any good Halloween party has to have a good drink, and our take on Polyjuice Potion fits the bill, as it basically is an individual sized party punch! We started out by putting scoops of lime sherbet into a mug, then added a generous dose of vodka. To add a little complexity to the drink, we added in a few dashes of aromatic bitters.
The bitters adds a dark complex layer of spices and herbs which helps round out the tart brightness of the lime sherbet and lemon lime soda.
A party punch has to have a little bubbly component, so we topped the drink with a big splash of lemon lime soda. The sherbet reacts with the bubbles in the soda, resulting in a delicious foam similar to a float. The interaction of the bubbles also helps mix the drink, which disperses the bright green color of the lime sherbet, making the drink definitely look like a magic potion.
Since we wanted this to work for a party, we had to make the drink look and sound really magical, so added a few pea sized chunks of dry ice after we added the lemon lime soda. The dry ice makes the drink bubble, smoke and gurgle after we stirred the dry ice into the drink. This really adds a cool look and sound to the drink, and makes the top get extra foamy.
Just make sure to let your guests know that just like the Polyjuice Potion in the Harry Potter books, you need to wait for the drink to stop gurgling before you can drink it!
This is also a great drink for scaling up to a punch bowl, allowing your guests to serve themselves. Wanting a great party drink for kids or guests who don’t wish to drink alcohol? Just skip the vodka and bitters, and this is a great kids version!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Harry Potter Cocktails
Amortentia Cocktail – Sugar and Soul
Alcoholic Butter Beer – Liquor.com
Deathly Hallows Cocktail – Half Baked Harvest
Grown Up Potter Pumpkin Juice – The Crumby Kitchen
Boozy Butterbeer – Vintage Kitty
- 2 scoops lime sherbet
- 1 1/2 oz vodka or vanilla vodka
- 3-4 dashes bitters
- Lemon Lime Soda
- Dry Ice (optional)
- Place sherbet scoops in the bottom of a glass, top with vodka and bitters.
- Top all with lemon lime soda.
- Add in dry ice (optional).
- Stir and wait until the drink stops gurgling!
- Note on Dry Ice: Make sure not to touch the dry ice with your skin or mouth, and don't drink the cubes. Don't drink the cocktail until the ice melts.
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