Harry Potter Mixology: Dumbledore, McGonagall, Lupin, Snape Concoctions

By: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole

The Harry Potter world would not be as magical if it wasn’t for the professors at Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The students are taught to brew, to charm, to transfigure, to take care of magical plants, and to defend themselves against the darkest arts.

Without these amazing teachers Harry would not have learned the hardest of lessons.

I dedicate these drinks to Harry’s greatest advisers.

The Albus Dumbledore

Dumbledore was the greatest wizard of his time discovering the twelve uses of dragons blood, winning the great duel against Grindelwald, and becoming the Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot.

While he is known to many for his greatness and legendary power, he is best known for being a kind and gentle leader and an even greater friend.

A lemon drop is best for this great but a bit mad hero who loves the lemon drop Muggle candy.

Albus Dumbledore


  • 1 ½ oz Citrus Vodka
  • ½ oz Triple sec
  • Splash Sweet and Sour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Garnish lemon
  • Garnish maraschino cherry


  • Fill martini glass with cold water and place in freezer for 2 minutes to chill.
  • Combine vodka, triple sec, and sweet and sour into a shaker
  • Shake
  • Rim glass with sugar
  • Pour contents of shaker into glass
  • Garnish with lemon and cherries

The Remus Lupin

Lupin was a close friend to both Sirius Black and James Potter being one of the four founders of the Marauders.

He became a great teacher to Harry Potter during his time as a professor at Hogwarts.

Despite being a werewolf he was gentle and smart.

A coffee drink is perfect for this tired fighter.

Remus Lupin


  • 1 ½ oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 4 oz Coffee
  • Dash Cream
  • Whipped Cream


  • Brew coffee.
  • Combine coffee, Frangelico, Kahlua, and Bailey’s.
  • Add cream to taste.
  • Top with whipped cream.

The Minerva McGonagall

McGonagall was the intimidating yet fair as her post as Head of Gryffindor House, Deputy Headmistress, and professor of Transfiguration.

She was serious and stern but taught with immense passion, showed no favoritism although she was a proud Gryffindor and hated to see her House Quidditch team lose.

A cool tea drink is perfect for this well respected teacher.

Minerva McGonagall


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 6 oz Earl Grey or choice tea
  • Dash Syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Garnish lemon
  • 2 mint leaves


  • Combine all ingredients into a tall class.
  • Stir.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lemon.

The Severus Snape

Snape is one of the most misunderstood characters in the whole of Harry Potter.

He has a cool intellect, talented in potions and is extremely knowledgeable of the dark arts.

His unrequited love of Lily Potter leads to his bravery and great sacrifices.

Harry Potter calls him, “the bravest man I ever knew.”

The old-fashioned is perfect for this dark knight.

Severus Snape


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Tsp Sugar
  • Splash Water
  • Garnish 2 maraschino cherries


  • Muddle the sugar and bitters together in an old-fashioned cocktail glass.
  • Add some ice, water, and bourbon.
  • Stir.
  • Garnish with cherries.


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**drink photos taken by Liana Rochelle Cole**
**all other photos taken from search.google.com**

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 bartender by ABC Bartending. She has a love for culture, music and art of all kinds. Find Liana on Twitter (@Liana_Rochelle) and LinkedIN.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Wow! The Dumbledore is sooooooo cute! Hahahahaha, just like the books with the lemon!

    Really think it’s super cool how you made the drinks realllllyyyyy feel like the characters — that Snape drink is soooooo Snape!

    I can’t drink that though — too strong.

    I’m totally a Lupin girl! And you added whipped cream! Schweeeeeeeeeet!

    I’ve read a few of these Mixology posts from you, such a great job!

    You should be so PROUD of yourself. This is a great series! 😀