Sooo, I love Harry Potter World. Like, a lot. That’s probably not a surprise to you, though, right? 😉

In honor of the release of The Cursed Child, for my WordNerds video today I shared my adaptations of two of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s best (alcohol free!) drinks: Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink, and frozen butterbeer.

While the butterbeer was adapted from a recipe found elsewhere (link below, with the recipe), the Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink didn’t seem to have any adaptations anywhere! So Jared and I took matters into our own hands–and probably only looked a little crazy while we wandered around Wal-Mart muttering things like, “SUNNY D!”… “Nutmeg? No, CLOVES!”… “MUGGLES!”

But we did it! So here are the recipes for our two favorite Harry Potter World drinks. Below is the video,  and beneath that are both recipes in full.

(Jump to Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink. Or jump to Frozen Butterbeer.)

Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink

This is a tangy, orange-y drink that mixes perfectly with its brown sugar and cinnamon rim. It seems to be a favorite for almost anyone who goes to HP World, and can only be found in the Leaky Cauldron restaurant in Diagon Alley.

Serves: 2-3

  • 2 cups of Sunny Delight (orange drink)
  • 1 can ginger ale
  • 1 pinch of cloves
  • 4 drops of vanilla
  • 2-3 glasses with cinnamon and sugar-dipped rims*

Mix all four ingredients in a bowl (preferably one that will be easy to pour from–i.e. one with a handle).  Use a funnel to pour your drink into cups with cinnamon and sugar-dipped rims. Enjoy! Then use all of your sugar-induced energy to defeat the Dark Lord.


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnnamon

(To feel extra fancy, freeze your glasses for 15 minutes prior to dipping the rims.)

In one shallow bowl, mix the water and corn syrup. In a separate shallow bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip glass into the corn syrup mixture, making sure to get the entire rim wet. Let any large drops drip off. Then, dip the rim into the brown sugar mixture and coat thoroughly.


Frozen Butterbeer

Butterbeer is one of the ultimate comfort foods for Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and is a staple of any Harry Potter World visit. It can be bought pretty much anywhere in the park. So enjoy this super-sweet, butterscotch-y drink when Umbridge has got you down. 🙂

(adapted from Enchantingly Sweet‘s recipe)

Serves 2-4.

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar mixture*
  • 1/4 cup cream soda
  • 1 ice cube tray of frozen cream soda
  • Butterscotch Whipped Cream, to taste**


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

In a skillet on medium heat, boil brown sugar and water until it begins to bubble. Stir constantly. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well. Allow the mixture to cool completely before adding to the frozen butterbeer recipe.


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butterscotch ice cream topping

Mix whipping cream and butterscotch topping. Then, using a mixer, blend until the mixture turns fluffy and light, around 3-5 minutes. For a sweeter whipped cream, use 2 tablespoons of butterscotch ice cream topping (though I find that the drink itself is so sweet that the whipped cream doesn’t need any more sweetening).

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