Saturday
Jul172010

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry doesn't have any specialty cocktails available at Hog's Head Pub as of yet. But he should. And, if he did, these recipes that we created would be them!

Golden Pumpkin
Originally drunk as an elixir to keep acromantulas at bay, this delicious cocktail has been found to also cure deathly chills on a cold night.

  • 1 part Goldschlager (or other cinnamon schnapps), 3 parts Pumpkin Juice. Served piping hot.


Pumpkin Cobbler

Rich spices and sweet peaches join forces to cast a powerful spell that you won't soon forget. 

  • 1 part Goldschlager, 1 part peach schnapps, 1 part good vodka, 3 parts Pumpkin Juice. Shake with ice and serve up (in a chilled martini glass) or on the rocks. For a twist on this cocktail you could substitute other sweet liquors for the peach schnapps, such as Chambord, Midori, banana schnapps etc.


Potterpolitan

So good, so unique that you must show this cocktail proper respect by bowing before it. Remember, yuh always wait fur the Potterpolitan to make the firs' move.

  • 1 part Chambord, 1 part Absolut Citron (or other citrus vodka), 2 parts Pumpkin Juice and a squeeze of lime. Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.


Potterita

You don't choose the Potterita, the Potterita must choose you. And you'd better hope it does, magic must have been involved to create this smooth and tangy twist on the original.

  • 3 parts tequila, 2 parts sweet and sour mix, 2 parts Pumpkin Juice. Shake with ice and serve on the rocks or blend with ice. Either way, serve in a sugar rimmed glass.


Hot Buttered Pumpkin

Allegedly a stolen recipe from Dumbledore's office, this amazing recipe is begging to be made at your next holiday party. Literally, it's begging. Would you just hurry up and make it already to shut it up?!

  • 1 part rum, 3 parts Pumpkin Juice, 1 teaspoon of butter per 8oz drink. Microwave or heat the pumpkin juice on the stove with the butter. Once the butter is melted, stir and then add the rum.


Spiced Butterbeer

Served at all the wizard parties . . . well, the cool wizard parties.

  • 1 part spiced rum, 1 part Stoli Vanil Vodka, 4 parts butterbeer (or other cream soda), serve neat (without ice) and top with rediwhip whipped cream that's been beaten to remove the bubbles and thin the consistancy slightly. Be sure your ingredients are ice cold or you'll have a warm drink. If making as a punch, float a single large ice cube (made in a bread pan) as to not water it down and have the whipped cream in a bowl for topping.


Pumpkin Juice

I know what you've been thinking . . .

"These look great, too bad I can't get my hands on any of that awesome pumpkin juice."

I'm sure you've found the recipes out there that call for a pumpkin that's chopped and juiced and mixed with things like pineapple juice. While I won't say they may not be good in their own way, I will tell you that they're not even close to what's at WWOHP as they're missing a few key ingredients to get the right flavor profile. You know PTTP wouldn't let you down! I haven't met the recipe our sophisticated squade team can't crack - enjoy the closest thing you can get without hopping on your broom for a trip to Florida.

 - Because the pumpkin juice ingredients are in such small proportions I'm breaking from the part measurement standard for this recipe.

Pumpkin Juice Recipe

  • 8oz apple juice, 3oz Petit brand pear nectar, 3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling, 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Blend the ingredients in a blender to properly incorporate. Yes, it's supposed to be a little "pulpy", just like it is in WWOHP.


These cocktail recipes are original creations by Party Through The Parks. If you post them on other sites, please link back here to give credit. Thank you!

Saturday
Jul172010

Jurassic Park

Drinks Featured at The Watering Hole

Predator on the Rocks
Midori, Malibu, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Sweet & Sour

  • 1 part Midori, 1 part Malibu, 1 part Blue Curacao, 2 parts pineapple juice, 2 parts sweet and sour mix. (I'd add a splash of soda to cut the syrup-y-ness but that's not how they make it.)

Top Shelf Margarita

Cuervo Gold, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Sweet & Sour

  • 2 parts Cuervo Gold Tequila, 1 part Grand Marnier, 2 parts sweet and sour mix, 1 part simple syrup, splash of Rose's lime juice. Blend with ice or serve on the rocks in a salt rimmed glass.

Long Island
Absolut, Bacardi, Gin, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Coke

  • 1 part Absolut vodka, 1 part Bacardi Rum, 1 part gin, 1 part triple sec, 1 part sweet and sour and a splash of coke.

Rum Runner
Malibu, Myers, Raspberry Liquor, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice

  • 1 part Malibu coconut rum, 1 part Myers dark rum, 1 part Razzmatazz (or other raspberry schnapps), 2 parts pineapple juice, 2 parts orange juice. (I'd add a splash of soda to this drink too.)

Mai Tai
Myers, Cruzan Mango, Amaretto, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine


  • 1 part Myers dark rum, 1 part Cruzan mango rum, 1 part Disarrono amaretto liquor, 2 parts mai tai mix, 2 parts pineapple juice. Stir and serve on the rocks or blend with ice and top with grenadine.