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Bourbon Butterbeer

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 4

You don’t have to be a wizard to enjoy this boozy version of the favorite drink! MORE + LESS -

Half Baked Harvest
March 16, 2017

Ingredients

1/2
cup butterscotch sauce (use 1/3 cup for a less sweet version)
4
cups apple cider
1/2
cup bourbon, or more or less to your taste (optional)
1
cup ginger beer OR sub ginger ale
2
tablespoons vanilla
2
tablespoons butter
Whipped cream, for garnish
Edible Gold Stars or cinnamon, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    Combine the butterscotch sauce, apple cider and bourbon in a large pot and cook over medium heat until steaming, about five minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in the ginger beer and cook another 1-2 minutes or until warmed through. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Ladle into mugs.
  • 3
    Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Expert Tips

  • To make this kid-friendly, simply omit the bourbon and sub ginger ale for the ginger beer.
  • To make a pumpkin version, add 1/3 cup pumpkin puree to the mix.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
63g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Don’t Muggle Around with this Bourbon Butterbeer! I don’t think I could be much more exited about this drink. I am kind of a HUGE Harry Potter fan and I’ve always wanted to make Butterbeer. Clearly I am so happy that day has finally come AND that I get to share the recipe with you! It’s truly a good one, and it's spiked with bourbon for a little adult fun. YEAH! So with Halloween approaching quickly, I thought a Harry Potter inspired drink was surely in order. To me, nothing screams Halloween like Harry Potter. I mean, Harry Potter is all about magic, villains and odd goblin like creatures, so this recipe couldn’t be more perfect for a Halloween Party punch bowl or just a fun and easy drink to make on a Friday night with friends. It’s SO simple and uses no odd ingredients. Top with whipped cream and maybe some fun gold stars too! Drink up!! Perfect way to toast October if you ask me! Cheers!

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