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  • Alex Roe

Butterbeer

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

Don't ever try the one at the Warner Brother Studios!


The Warner Brother Studios

After going to the studios for the first time and experiencing the true beauty and majestic sights I found myself in the canteen style area half way though where I bought myself a Butterbeer. Full of excitement at finally getting to try this warm, slightly alcoholic and deliciously frothy drink that you could almost taste as you read about it I took a real gulp.


I then spat it out and binned it!!

It was not warm or slightly alcoholic (although I can understand that part) and the froth on-top was like the the sea froth you get at beaches. I was utterly disappointed and that then made me determined to invent my own that would be the perfect recipe.



Researching

Even as I researched into it most of the recipes always missed out an important part, either it would be warm but non-alcoholic or it would be alcoholic and cold with ice cream. This is something I was not going to do! Mine would be perfect.


Most used recipe are = Cold / Non-Alcoholic as it is simpler to make.


Version 1

Ingredients (Makes 2 Cups):

· 500ml cups milk

· 115g cup butter

· 115g cup brown sugar

· 250ml cream soda

· 4 shots of Baileys and 4 shots of Dark Rum

· 2-3 tablespoons hot butterscotch topping*

Butterscotch Topping*

- 25g Butter - 300ml Double cream - 100g Brown sugar - 1tsp Vanilla extract


Method:

Butterscotch Topping*

1. Melt the butter in a pan

2. Add the sugar and heat until melted

3. Take off the heat and stir in the cream, a little at a time

4. Add vanilla extract and a few shots of Baileys original.

Make the Butterbeer:

1. Combine milk, butter, and brown sugar and whisk together. Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.

2. Stir and heat for an additional 3-4 minutes until milk is foaming.

3. Remove from microwave and whisk together until the butter is well mixed in and sugar is completely dissolved.

4. Heat hot butterscotch topping for 30 seconds. Then, stir in 2 tablespoons of hot butterscotch into the milk mixture until completely dissolved. (Add 4 shots of dark Rum- preferably Dead Mans Fingers)

5. Add the remnants of the butterscotch topping + a scoop of ice cream

6. Then a shot of Baileys to top it off.


Review V1.

Taste: 2.9/5

Texture: 4/5

Authenticity: 2/5


Overall:

  • Too complex!

  • Too much suger!

  • Too much rum, both on a taste & authenticity note.

  • Butterscotch was far to overpowering.

Do not try this method!!!

Alterations

- Use half the suger.

- Remove Steep 6.

- Add more double cream to the butterscotch topping.

- Don't add all of the cream at once (See to the right).


Make a new topping for it:

New Steep 5. "Top with Hot Butterscotch Whipped Cream* (Mixed with 2 shots of Baileys original) (Sprinkle some cinnamon on top to finish)"

Whipped Cream*

1. Beat together 2 tablespoons of hot butterscotch topping and 1 cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form.

2. Spoon on top of each drink and stir just a little to get it to melt into the Butter Beer.



*Skipping the next 5 tries (and counting)