Butter(scotch) Beer: Patent Pending

While on the family road trip this summer, we stopped by a family favorite, Cracker Barrel. I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t order the same thing: Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes no gravy, and macaroni and cheese. Everyyyyyy time, friends.

I didn’t really think this particular experience would be that different from the others I had experienced in my life. Getting seated, ordering, a little shopping around while we awaited our food… etc., etc.

I was wrong.

Usually, I don’t venture into the candy section. I ooh and aah at the pretty trinkets and play with some of the kids toys they have out. But this time, I have to do a double back glance at the soda shelf.

A glass bottle filled with gorgeous amber liquid sits at eye level. On the wrapper is a very magical looking cauldron and the words Butterbeer.. no wait.. Butterscotch Beer?

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Naturally I bought some and having made my own butter beer as well as having tasted the official stuff from WWHP, I must say that this Butter(scotch) Beer is ~pretty~ darn close to the frothy wizardy drink.

I always knew wizards ran Cracker Barrel.

Butterbeer Probz

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you know exactly what Butterbeer is, and your life’s goal is to know what that frothy refreshing drink the Trio kicks back with tastes like. I mean, that’s the most logical life goal. When The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was built at Universal Parks in Orlando, Florida, fans got the chance to consume as much of the heavily speculated beverage as their converted muggle money could buy. I went last year (and of course I blogged about it), and in almost every picture that day I had a Butterbeer in my hand. I consider it the best beverage in the world, bar none. So of course, when we left, I was determined to make a replica of this drink that I was now so fond of. I searched alllllllllllllllllllll over the internet (yes, all of those Ls are necessary) and pretty much immediately found out that the recipe from The WW was never released by Universal.

So-

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