Felix Felicis | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

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Harry Potter week continues here in the Starving Chef’s kitchen. Today, we are descending into the dungeons to join Professor Slughorn in the brewing of a fresh draught of Felix Felicis.

In the Half-Blood Prince, Harry’s potions teacher, Professor Slughorn, bestows upon him a small vial of liquid luck. At first, Harry tricks Ron into thinking he gave him the Felix Felicis just before their biggest Quidditch match of the year, leading the Gryffindor team to victory. But little did Ron know that Harry had really only given him a placebo.

They won the match regardless, but Harry was able to keep the liquid luck for himself to extract some juicy secrets from Slughorn… after giving Aragog a proper funeral, that is.

Our Muggle-friendly version is much less potent and contains the Muggle version of magic: alcohol. Of course, if you want to keep the liquid luck kid-friendly, just leave out the alcohol.

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Here’s What You Need

  • Lemon-lime soda: Adds a bubbly, citrusy base.
  • Lemonade: Boosts the citrus flavor with a tangy twist.
  • Apple juice: Provides a sweet, fruity undertone.
  • Gold luster dust: Gives the drink its magical shimmer.
  • Vodka: Optional kick for the adult wizards.
  • Simple syrup: Optional sweetener to balance the tartness.

Brewing the Liquid Luck

Start by grabbing your largest bowl or cauldron. Combine the lemon-lime soda, lemonade, and apple juice. Don’t worry if it bubbles and fizzes – that’s just the magic happening!

Now for the sparkle! Add in the gold luster dust and give it a good stir. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to give your potion an adult twist, go ahead and add the vodka. Stir in the simple syrup if you like your drinks on the sweeter side.

Chilling Time

To let the flavors meld and the magic to really settle in, chill your concoction for about an hour. This is crucial for achieving that perfect, refreshing taste. While you wait, maybe practice your Quidditch moves or read up on your potion-making.

Simple Syrup

For the simple syrup, it’s as easy as pie (or should we say, as easy as potion-making?). Combine one cup of water and one cup of sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Bring it to a simmer and let it thicken, which takes about 30 minutes. Once it’s ready, let it cool completely before adding it to your potion.

Serving the Potion

When your Felix Felicis is chilled and ready, pour it into your fanciest goblet or potion bottle. Now, you’re ready to toast to good luck and magical adventures. Just remember, a little sip goes a long way!

Tips for Perfect Potions

  • Chill Thoroughly: For the best flavor, make sure to chill the drink for at least an hour. This helps meld the flavors together perfectly.
  • Simple Syrup Consistency: If your simple syrup isn’t thickening, let it simmer a bit longer, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Gold Luster Dust: Don’t skimp on the gold luster dust. It’s what gives your drink that magical, Felix Felicis glow.
  • Kid-Friendly Version: Easily make this drink kid-friendly by skipping the vodka. It’s just as delicious and magical without the alcohol.
  • Make-Ahead Tip: You can prepare the drink mix and simple syrup a day in advance. Just keep them chilled and mix before serving.
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And there you have it, Hungry People! This Felix Felicis recipe is perfect for any Harry Potter fan looking to bring a bit of magic into their day. Whether you’re hosting a themed party or just want to feel a little extra lucky, this shimmering drink is sure to impress. Remember, you don’t need a potion master’s skill to whip this up – just a few simple ingredients and a bit of patience. Cheers to your next magical adventure with this tasty and enchanting drink!

felix felicis recipe

Felix Felicis | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
A sparkling, fruity drink with a hint of citrus and a magical shimmer.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Cocktails, Harry Potter Inspired
Servings 6



  • 40 oz lemon lime soda
  • 16 oz lemonade
  • 8 oz apple juice
  • ¼ teaspoon gold luster dust
  • 10 oz vodka optional
  • ½ cup simple syrup optional, recipe follows



  • In a large bowl or cauldron, combine the lemon-lime soda, lemonade, apple juice, and luster dust. If using, stir in the vodka and simple syrup (recipe below). Chill for one hour prior to serving for best results. Enjoy your liquid luck!


  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes. Chill and cool completely.


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