Harry Potter, I ♥ Butter Beer

Well, here it goes again. Pottermania.

Having a term created for you signifies how prevalent you are as part of conversation for most people. Well, it may not have made it to the Oxford dictionary yet; but if every newspaper in print runs it, I consider it enough said.

This brings me to a more important topic of Butter Beer.

The Harry Potter Wiki describes it as follows:
Butter beer is a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch".

I wish it would be easy to taste words as they are, because this amazing drink certainly went beyond my imagination. Mildly alcoholic, but enough to get a house elf drunk on, it wraps you up like a welcoming warm well-worn blanket. Perhaps hot chocolate does the same on a cold winter's day. But that's like comparing apples and oranges.

Here is an overview of the buttery machine.

Perhaps a close up of the golden goodness is more preferred by you at this point ☺

I recommend the cold-soda version rather than the slush as I find it much easier going down (for me at least).


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