28 Harry Potter-Themed Cocktails To Inject Some Magic Into Your Drinks

Whether you are hosting or attending a Harry Potter themed party, or you are just a major fan of the franchise, Harry Potter themed cocktails are a super fun way to inject some magical fun into your alcoholic drinks. 

28 Harry Potter-Themed Cocktails To Inject Some Magic Into Your Drinks

Potterheads are sure to be a huge fan of the idea of creating their own Harry Potter cocktails, but this could also be a super fun way to get creative with your drinks even if you aren’t a huge fan of the franchise. 

With this in mind, we are going to be looking at twenty-eight different cocktails- as well as the recipes- that you can make for yourself. Let’s get started. 

1. Color Changing Polyjuice Potion

Based on the transformation potion from the series that allows the user to assume the form of anyone (though you don’t have to worry about that actually happening with this version of the drink!), this cocktail will change color due to the acid from the lemon juice combining with the butterfly pea powder, making it transform from blue to purple. 


  • St Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Gin or Vodka
  • Butterfly Pea Powder
  • Syrup

2. Phoenix Feather

In the Harry Potter world, the phoenix feather is one of the rarest core materials for a wand, with wands with this core having a huge capacity for potent magic. This cocktail could also be a reference to Dumbledore’s pet, phoenix Fawkes. 

Either way, it is a drink that is sure to offer a burst of flavor thanks to the inclusion of tart grapefruit juice. 


  • Campari
  • Lillet Blanc
  • Seltzer or Club Soda
  • Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

3. Unicorn Blood

Unicorn Blood might not sound like an appealing drink, but you can be sure that this recipe is far from the cursed substance to be found in the Harry Potter universe! 

It won’t grant you with eternal life either, but it will certainly pack a deliciously fruity punch. 


  • Peach Vodka
  • Icing Sugar
  • Raspberries
  • Water (if needed)
  • Purple Luster Petal Dust (optional)

4. Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane is a potion that helps keep Professor Lupin’s werewolf under control, though this cocktail version of the drink can’t do the same. Sorry to all you werewolves out there!

The Wolfsbane cocktail features a strong combination of alcohol and soda that is sure to please whiskey fans. 


  • Coca-Cola
  • Scotch Whiskey
  • Fernet-Branca

5. Floo Powder With Muggle Fire

A pinch of Floo Powder will send you to Diagon Alley in a burst of green flame, and this drink offers that same burst of fire and fun (without the teleportation) via the use of a pinch of cinnamon. 

Make sure to be very careful when setting the drink alight!


  • Rum
  • Absinthe
  • Ginger Beer
  • A Pinch of Cinnamon

6. The Three Broomstick’s Gillywater

Gillywater is the favored drink of Professor Minerva McGonagall, which she orders when she is at The Three Broomstick’s pub. 

Not much is said about the drink in terms of what it looks or tastes like, so this recipe takes the idea of it being a gin and tonic style of drink. If you are a fan of that classic beverage, this Gillywater cocktail is sure to be a treat. 


  • Vodka or Gin
  • Tonic Water or Cucumber Soda
  • Cucumber 
  • Mint
  • Coconut Water With Pulp

7. Dragon’s Blood

A drink named after the title that witches and wizards with purely magical bloodlines give themselves, this rum heavy drink combines the strength fo rum with a fruity, raspberry twist. 


  • Thyme
  • White Rum
  • Lemon
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Pearl Luster Dust

8. Death Eater Negroni

The villainous Death Eaters from the Harry Potter franchise get their own dark and rich cocktail with this next recipe, which is sure to be a winning beverage for the purveyors of the Dark Arts. 


  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Campari
  • Gin
  • Sweet Vermouth 
  • Pomegranate Arils
  • Orange Peel
  • Activated Charcoal For Dark Coloring (Optional). 

9. The Chocolate Frog

Perfect for lovers of all things sweet and chocolatey, this Chocolate Frog cocktail is based on the hopping candy from the Wizarding World. 

You don’t have to worry about the chocolate in this drink jumping out of your grasp, though, thankfully. 


  • Cocoa Syrup
  • Cream
  • Brandy
  • Chocolate Peppermint Liqueur or Coffee Liqueur

10. Voldemort’s Dark Serum

This spooky cocktail named after He Who Should Not Be Named brings together some strong and bitter ingredients to create a drink worthy of the most evil wizard in the Wizarding World. 


  • Lemon Juice
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Raspberry Liquor
  • Silver Tequila or Mezcal
  • Maple Syrup
  • Orange Bitters
  • Ginger Beer
  • Fresh Sage Leaves

11. Butterbeer

There are so many different ways that you can create your own Butterbeer drink, thanks to it being the most well known beverages in the Harry Potter universe. 

This alcoholic take on the drink combines the sweet with the strong to create a concoction of tasty flavors. 


  • Whipped Cream
  • Dark Beer
  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Vanilla Vodka
  • Cream Soda

12. Amortentia (Love Potion)

The Amortentia potion is known to be the strongest love potion in existence in the Harry Potter world, with a unique ability to smell different to each person depending on what smells they love the most. 

Everyone will get the same smell from this cocktail version of the potion, but also a great, fruity taste that is sure to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling!


  • Aperol
  • Rose Sparkling Wine
  • Gin
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Pomegranate Seeds 
  • Ice Cubes

13. The Deathly Hallows

In the Wizarding World, the Deathly Hallows refers to three incredibly powerful magical items that were supposedly created by Death itself. 

The cocktail is a little less mystical, but still very tasty. 


  • Orange Liquor 
  • Mezcal or Silver Tequila
  • Lemon Juice
  • Pomegranate or Cranberry Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Thyme

14. Goblet Of Fire

A magical artifact with a glowing, blue flame, the Goblet of Fire is an iconic Harry Potter item that you can into a flaming cocktail with this simple recipe. 


  • Blue Curaçao
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Lemonade
  • Cinnamon

15. Dumbledore’s Lemon Drop And Honey Cocktail

The headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and one of the most legendary wizards of Harry’s time, Albus Dumbledore was known to have a soft spot for the Muggle candy that is lemon drops. 

This cocktail combines lemon with honey in a drink that Dumbledore would surely be a fan of. 


  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Gin
  • Honey Syrup

16. Firewhiskey

Known as a drink that is served in the Hog’s Head pub in the Wizarding World, Firewhiskey is only for the brave due to the fact that it can make you feel like you are swallowing pure fire! 

Luckily, you don’t have to deal with that with this cocktail version, but it does definitely pack a punch. 


  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Bing Cherries
  • Whiskey

17. Hair Of The Three-Headed Dog

Named after the adorably terrifying three-headed dog Fluffy, this Hair of the Three Headed Dog is similar to a Bloody Mary but with a few unique differences. 

Much like a confrontation with Fluffy himself, only the brave will want to take on this spicy drink!


  • Mexican Beer
  • Chili Powder
  • Tabasco
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lime Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Tequila
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • A Celery Stalk (Optional)

18. Death Eater’s Draught

Another drink inspired by the evil Death Eater’s, this particular beverage is a bright green color due to the fact that Death Eaters always originated from the Slytherin house at Hogwarts School. 


  • Blue Curaçao
  • Vodka
  • Melon Liqueur
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Edible Cake Dust
  • Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Maraschino Cherry (Optional)

19. Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin juice is another popular drink to be found in the Wizarding World and at Hogwarts, and it is one that is commonly served up at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at Universal Studios in Florida. 

This is a much milder alcoholic beverage than some of the other drinks on this list, so it is one that can be enjoyed by those who aren’t particularly big drinkers. 


  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Purée
  • Apple Pie Spice
  • Peach, Pear or Apricot Nectar

20. Veritaserum

Veritaserum is a potent truth serum that forces the one who drinks the serum to answer any and all questions put to them. 

You won’t have the urge to reveal any secrets against your will after drinking this cocktail version of the potion, but it does have a powerful flavor thanks to the inclusion of Absinthe. 


  • Absinthe
  • Gin
  • Lemon Juice
  • Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

21. Elderflower Wand Martini

This cocktail concoction is inspired by the Elder Wand, one of the three aforementioned Deathly Hallows artifact alongside the Cloak of Invisibility and the Resurrection Stone. 

The drink is a light, sweet and fresh option thanks to the use of elderflower liquor, which is sure to be enjoyed by those who prefer sweeter alcoholic drinks. 


  • Elderflower Liquor
  • Apple Juice
  • Vodka
  • Lime Juice
  • Honey
  • Green Apple Slices 

22. Liquid Luck (Felix Felicis)

A potion in the Wizarding World that gives the drinker a boost of luck for a certain amount of time, Liquid Luck is very similar to alcohol in that it causes recklessness, excessive overconfidence and giddiness. 

It has a specific look thanks to the bright yellow coloring, so if you want to achieve that look, you will need to use alcohol that you that is either yellow or clear in color. 


  • Rum, Brandy or Vodka
  • Water
  • Edible Sprinkles
  • White Sugar

23. The Half-Blood Prince

This blood-red drink is named after the mysterious and titular Half Blood Prince from the sixth book in the Harry Potter series (we won’t reveal the identity of the character in case it’s still a spoiler for you!). 


  • Raspberry Liquor 
  • Bourbon
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Pomegranate Arils

24. Sorcerer’s Stone

Another powerful magical item from the Harry Potter series, the Sorcerer’s Stone cocktail is a red, swirling cocktail that combines various flavors to create a uniquely delicious bright crimson beverage that looks like a liquified version of the stone itself!


  • Amaretto Liqueur 
  • Spiced Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Shimmer Dust

25. Silver Unicorn Blood

We mentioned a fruitier take on a unicorn blood cocktail earlier on in this list, but if you want to go full on with the realism, then this recipe is the one for you. 

In the Harry Potter series, Unicorn Blood is known for its glittering, silver color, which is reflected within this cocktail. 


  • Crème de Violette
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • Gin
  • Orgeat Syrup

26. Patronus Charm

The Patronus is a powerful, defensive spell that creates a burst of positive energy that tends to be in the shape of an animal. 

This cocktail has the same distinctive blue coloring that the Patronus Charms have, making for a colorful choice of drink. 


  • Blue Curaçao
  • Silver Tequila or White Rum
  • Lime or Lemon Juice
  • Blueberry Syrup
  • Soda Water

27. The Golden Snitch

The Golden Snitch is one of the most iconic items in the Harry Potter series, referring to a tiny golden ball with wings that flies around the field during a Quidditch game.

It is the job of the Seeker to catch the Snitch, and doing so will end the game. The infamous, golden coloring of the Snitch is reflected in this cocktail recipe, making it a rather dazzling choice that would be well suited to a party. 


  • Apple Cider
  • Bourbon or Whiskey
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • Lemon Juice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Ground Ginger 
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Sparkling Water

28. The Fizzing Whizzbee

Named after the magical candies that allow the consumer to float a few inches off of the ground when eaten, the Fizzing Whizzbee inspired cocktail will luckily not have as drastic an effect on you!

It is a delicious drink, though, with a kick thanks to the inclusion of tequila. There is also a burst of sweetness and sourness due to the lime and orange juice combination that is added into the mixture.


  • Tequila
  • Orange Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Orange Zest
  • Lime Zest
  • Diet Tonic
  • Sugar Coating for the Rim of the Glass

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Most Famous Drink From Harry Potter?

There are a few different fictional beverages that have been turned into real life drinks from the Harry Potter world, such as Gillywater and Firewhiskey.

Other drinks that were already a thing became more popular after being used in the series, such as pumpkin juice. 

However, the most infamous drink to emerge from Harry Potter has to be Butterbeer, which would go on to be served at various Harry Potter themed attractions around the world, becoming synonymous with the magical series.

What Does Butterbeer Taste Like?

Due to the aforementioned popularity of Butterbeer, many people are curious as to what it actually tastes like. 

The taste tends to differ from person to person, though one element that always stays the same is that it is an incredibly creamy nature of the beverage. 

Some consider Butterbeer to be a cream soda of sorts, whilst others compare the taste more to a cream butterscotch or even a butterscotch latte but with more focus on the sweetness rather than the coffee taste. 

Are There Non-Alcoholic Versions Of These Cocktails?

Of course! If you are thinking of serving up some Harry Potter drinks for kids or if you have friends or family that don’t drink alcohol, then it is understandable that you might want some non-alcoholic options. 

Simply modify the recipes to remove the alcoholic content. If the alcohol is a major part of the drink, then get creative! The only limit to the kinds of non-alcoholic Harry Potter themed drinks that you can create is your imagination!

Final Thoughts

So there you have twenty eight Harry Potter themed cocktail recipes that are sure to bring some magic into a party or event for adults who grew up loving the series. 

Even if you arent a drinker, you can change up these recipes to make some fun drinks that are still Harry Potter themed but more accessible for everyone.

28 Harry Potter-Themed Cocktails To Inject Some Magic Into Your Drinks

28 Harry Potter-Themed Cocktails To Inject Some Magic Into Your Drinks

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If you are looking for a way to create some fun Harry Potter-themed cocktails, keep reading as we dive into twenty-eight cocktail recipes themed around the franchise.

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