Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Leah Hall
A fun adult twist on the Harry Potter Polyjuice potion recipe!
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 Polyjuice Potion cocktail 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 Potion recipe 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.
What Ingredients are Needed for the Polyjuice Potion Recipe?
The Polyjuice Potion ingredients are simple and makes for a fun colorful cocktail.
- Lime Sherbet
- Vodka (optional if you want to make it for the kiddos, more info below!)
- Lemon Lime Soda
Since we wanted this to work for a party, we had to make the drink look and sound really magical, so added a pea sized chunk 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.
NOTE: drinking dry ice is not safe! If you add it to a drink, make sure it is completely dissolved before drinking the cocktail. This may mean waiting several minutes for it to do so. It is a safer option to use a larger chunk of dry ice in a bowl with warm water to give the effect of the dry ice in the area you are serving. Use caution and always use gloves and tongs when handling dry ice. Just skip it altogether if safety precautions can’t be followed.
If You Are Looking for More Cocktails with Bitters, Try These!
- Pine Old Fashioned
- Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned
- Brandied Chocolate Manhattan
- Whiskey Lush
- Fired Peach Old Fashioned
- Cider Manhattan
- Maple Old Fashioned
- Autumn Pear
If You are Looking for More Halloween Recipes, Try These!
- Vampire Cynar Negroni
- Hocus Pocus Cocktail
- Grindelwald’s Goblet
- Halloween Pumpkin Cocktail
- Halloween Charcuterie
- What Lies Beneath
- Zombie Blood
- Hocus Pocus Drink
Just make sure to let your guests know that just like the Polyjuice Potion in the books, you need to wait for the drink to stop gurgling before you can drink it! Harry Potter drinks can be fun and magical.
If You are Looking for More Vodka Cocktails, Try These!
- Concord Grape Moscow Mule
- Latte Martini and Blueberry Pie Cocktail
- Adult Purple Cow
- Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule
- Salted Bourbon Butterscotch White Russian
- Black and Tangerine Vodka Tonic
- Chai Toasted Cream White Russian
- Spicy Bloody Mary
- Galaxy Moscow Mule
- Zombie Blood Bags
- Sanderson Sisters Potion
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!
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Other Harry Potter Themed Drinks
- Amortentia Cocktail – Sugar and Soul
- Grown Up Potter Pumpkin Juice – The Crumby Kitchen
- Boozy Butterbeer – Vintage Kitty
A version of the potion from Harry Potter. Can be non-alcoholic or made for adults.
Polyjuice Potion Cocktail
- 1.50 ounces vodka or vanilla vodka
- 2 scoops lime sherbet
- 3-4 dashes bitters
- Lemon Lime Soda
Place sherbet scoops in the bottom of a glass, top with vodka and bitters.
Top with lemon lime soda.
Add in dry ice (optional).
Stir and wait until the drink stops gurgling and dry ice is dissolved, if using.
If not using, drink up!
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.
NOTE: drinking dry ice is not safe! If you add it to a drink, make sure it is completely dissolved before drinking the cocktail. This may mean waiting several minutes for it to do so. It is a safer option to use a larger chunk of dry ice in a bowl with warm water to give the effect of the dry ice in the area you are serving. Use caution and always use gloves and tongs when handling dry ice. Just skip it altogether if safety precautions can't be followed.
Can easily be multiplied and made in a big punch bowl for a party.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 0gSugar: 40.5gProtein: 2g
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