Harry Potter Halloween week continues with something for the adult witch and wizard!
I found a Buzzfeed article on cocktails inspired by my favorite books and excitedly found one that looked like something I’d enjoy. A champagne based beverage!
For those of you unfamiliar with Harry Potter, Felix Felices is a potion mentioned in The Half Blood Prince. It is commonly referred to as “liquid luck.” The drinker can be expected to have a day in which all his endeavors come easily and successfully. (How was that for zero spoiler alerts!)
After making the cocktail, I ran into a problem. Felix Felices is supposed to be the color of molten gold. Mine was essentially clear. I thought about simply naming it as a different potion, but then my mom had the idea to add a splash of orange juice. The OJ gave it a nice golden hue and didn’t much alter the taste of the drink.
No joke – I think I’ve discovered my new favorite cocktail! My husband has been on a Moscow Mule kick so we always have ginger beer in the house, and with affordable mini bottles of champagne available in the grocery store, I know I’ll be making this time and time again!
- 1/4 oz simple syrup (1/4 C sugar disovled in 1/4 C water over low heat)
- 1/4 oz lemon juice
- 1 1/2 oz ginger beer
- orange juice
- Pour simple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger beer in a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Add just a splash of orange juice to create a light golden color.