It’s the best-kept secret in the Muggle world: What is the mysterious recipe for butterbeer? The frothy drink is a culinary staple throughout the Harry Potter series, served from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley. When Universal Studios built the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the massively popular theme park in Orlando, they decided butterbeer would be a key component. They also decided that the recipe would be a closely guarded secret.
But that doesn’t mean people haven’t attempted to create their own butterbeer. Without the official recipe, Muggles are casting their own spells to get a taste without having to travel to Orlando.
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What I Learned in Professional School
For the August 3 NY Times Education Life. Thanks to editor Jane Karr!
I wrote an explanatory autobiographical blog post here.