By: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole
We have all grown up reading J.K. Rowlingâ€™s masterpiece series Harry Potter.
It has been 14-years since the Philosopherâ€™s Stone was released in the UK and now with the release of the final movie fast approaching, we are going to want something stronger than pumpkin juice to toast the end of an era, or at the very least something strong to drown away the no more Harry Potter blues.
What better way to commemorate the Harry Potter legacy than to create cocktails for the most beloved (or despised) characters.
The Fred and George Weasley
Fred and George are identical twins that are the leaders of all things mischief and starters of every good prank.
These tricksters spend their time concocting gag gifts and joke candy much to the dismay of their mother.
Despite being the quintessential pranksters, it is their kindness and caring that makes them beloved.
Their drink highlights their sweetness but be forewarned it wouldnâ€™t be Fred and George without a surprise.
Fred and George Weasley
- 1 oz Vodka
- Â½ oz Chambord
- Â½ oz Peach Schnapps
- Splash of Pineapple juice
- Strawberry Pop Rocks
- Fill martini glass with cold water and place in freezer for 2 minutes to chill.
- Pour all ingredients except candy in a shaker with ice.
- Rim martini glass with Strawberry Pop Rocks
- Pour in contents of mixer.
The Luna Lovegood
Luna is called â€œLoonyâ€ by her peers at Hogwarts but her unapologetic uniqueness, cleverness, and loyalty is why she is beloved by her fellow Dumbledoreâ€™s Army members.
A one of a kind drink is fitting for someone with Lunaâ€™s distinctive personality.
- 1 oz Grey Goose Le Citron vodka
- Â½ oz Elderflower liquor
- 7 raspberries
- 1 tsp sugar
- Pink lemonade
- Lemon wedge garnish
- Muddle 6 raspberries with sugar in a tall glass.
- Add ice.
- Top with vodka and pink lemonade.
- Garnish with lemon wedge and raspberry.
The Neville Longbottom
Neville is viewed as shy and clumsy by his classmates, with frequent accidents and awkward moments follow him.
However, these traits are overshadowed by his bravery, leadership, and knack for Herbology.
A strong and earthy drink is fitting for this unlikely hero.
- 1 Â½ oz white rum
- Â½ oz lime juice
- 2/3 cup green tea
- Splash of club soda
- 6 large mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Muddle the mint, sugar and lime juice together in a Collins glass
- Add ice until glass and then pour in rum and green tea.
- Stir thoroughly.
The Draco Malfoy
Draco is a pure-blood wizard that is proud, determined, and bossy ringleader; he doesnâ€™t mind bending a few rules if it will help him succeed in the end.
Despite being prideful, Draco is haunted by the responsibility and obligation his affluent family demands.
Dracoâ€™s drink is the dirty version of a sophisticated classic.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 tbsp dry vermouth
- 2 tbsp olive juice
- 2 gruyere stuffed olives
- Fill cocktail glass with cold water and place in freezer for 2 minutes to chill.
- Fill a cocktail mixer with gin, Vermouth and olive juice. Cover and shake.
- Remove glass from freezer, empty and strain mixer into the cocktail glass.
- Garnish with olives.
Ashley Bryce holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Florida (Go GATORS!). She is fluent in Latin and has a passion for translation. A Miami girl who loves politics, old movies, Doris Day, and all things Harry Potter related. Find her on Twitter (@ashleyellene) and LinkedIN.
Liana Cole is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University. Liana holds a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Fine Art from The University of Central Florida. In addition to being a Harry buff, Liana is a certified by ABC Bartending. She has a love for culture, music and art of all kinds. Find Liana on Twitter (@AVA125) and LinkedIN.
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