On December 12, 2012, Universal Orlando Resort and its guests celebrated the five-millionth serving of Butterbeer – the incredibly popular themed beverage sold within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’ve had the carbonated beverage twice last time I was there and it is EXCELLENT!
To mark the occasion, one thousand guests were given complimentary Butterbeers to mark the moment, with many of them sporting “Butterbeer mustaches.” I wish I was one of those lucky guests! Maybe they had some Felix Felicis to help them along the way?
Since first being served to guests in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in June 2010, Butterbeer has become one of the most anticipated and popular guest experiences at Universal Orlando Resort. Since the grand opening, Universal has added a fourth Butterbeer serving location within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to accommodate the high demand by guests.
Butterbeer appears as a favorite drink in the Harry Potter books and films, and Universal’s creative and culinary teams set out to create the beverage as yet another authentic experience within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The recipe for the non-alcoholic drink is a closely held secret – but the taste is reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch and the beverage is served cold or frozen. I have had the carbonated, cold version at the park.
If you can’t make it out to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there are options for making Butterbeer at home to help celebrate all of life’s moments! Here are a few recipes to get your started to mixing your own Butterbeer brew at home:
- Butterbeer Recipe, with butter, cream, sugar and more…
- Butterbeer Recipe, where more goes into the making of the thick foam than the liquidy goodness
- Butterbeer Recipes, 10 different ones to choose from – from easy to complex!
Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films come to life. For more information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit www.universalorlando.com.
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