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 vile of liquid luck. At first, Harry tricks Ron into thinking that he gave him the Felix Felicis just prior to their biggest Quidditch match of the year – leading the Gryffindor team to victory. But little did Ron know at the time 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 himself…after giving Aragog a proper funeral that is.
The 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 don’t add any alcohol.
Felix Felicis | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes
- 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
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 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. Chill for one hour prior to serving for best results. Enjoy your liquid luck!
- Combine both ingredients in a sauce pan over high heat. Simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes. Chill and cool completely.