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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Butter Beer from Alamo Drafthouse

Yay! Today is recipe day. Enjoy this one sent to by Mike at Alamo Drafthouse. This drink was created for the Harry Potter Feast, but you can order it even if you aren't watching Harry Potter.

Butter Beer

1 gallons apple cider

4 tablespoons butter (1/4 cup)

1 cups brown sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream

1tsp kosher salt

2 cinnamon stick

1tbs cloves

2 each nutmeg

1tbs allspice berries

In a large pot combine the cloves, cinnamon and allspice with the cider. Heat to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes. In a smaller pot heat the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluid like, losing its graininess, then add the cream and salt until combined. This makes the butterscotch. Whip the butterscotch into the cider. Label and refrigerate.

After making the mix, add one part of this to one part Woodchuck (alcoholic) cider for the alcoholic version or one part sprite for the non-alcoholic version.


  1. you left out the amount of butter for this post!

  2. Yes please how much butterscotch goes into this?

  3. Oops, sorry. I fixed it. All the butterscotch goes into the cider. Use 4 oz butter. The butterscotch is also really good over ice cream.

  4. Thanks, Tried this out this weekend, it was wonderful!

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  6. Fabulous! I just got to try this Butterbeer last night, it was incredible. I thought I'd have to improvise my own recipe, but I happened across this page, thank you so much!

  7. OMG... I've been trying to find this receipe. I was devastated when I found out once HP is done, they won't serve Butterbeer anymore!! Thank you for the receipe!!

  8. Hi thanks for posting this - it is delicious at the alamo! I just have a question about the nutmeg - 2 each? Is that teaspoons? Thanks!

  9. 2 whole nutmegs, I think. You can probably substitute with 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

  10. I had two of these at the Alamo yesterday, it was awesome. Glad I can make it at home for the holidays.