The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ at Universal Studios Hollywood opens this Thursday, April 7th and we couldn’t be more excited. Yes, we’re geeked-out Harry Potter fans here at FoodieandWine.com. We’ve taken the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London a few weeks after it opened and made the trip east to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Florida. Both are amazing attractions in Harry Potter world, so making the trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer is at the top of our list.
Sadly, we won’t be attending opening day, but to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of magical drinks each main character will conjure up to celebrate the occasion.
Harry Potter – Fullers London Porter
“The Chosen One” is going to stick to a dark porter, otherwise known as “Wizard’s Brew” in the park. Think strong and powerful yet relatable. Naturally, this dark style beer was developed in London.
Ronald Weasley – Killian’s Red Irish Ale
Is there any doubt this ginger will be tossing back a few bottles of Hog’s Head Brew come Friday?
Hermoine Granger – Veuve Clicquot
“The brightest witch of her age” is one very classic chic. While everyone else is throwing back Wizard’s Brew or shots, Hermoine will keep it classy with a glass (or two max) of this french champagne powerhouse. J.K. Rowling described Hermonine as “logical, upright and good”. Same can be said of her taste. Should she feel like mixing it up, she’ll order this Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail (with Veuve Clicquot, of course)
Albus Dumbledore – Butterbeer
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a wise, sage, and skilled magician. It’s only natural he’ll stick to Butterbeer at a public event. Of course, being the wise magician that he is, he may slip a flash in past security to slip into his Butterbeer after making the celebratory toast.
Severus Snape – Johnnie Walker Blue Label
A drink as complex as the man himself. This premium blended scotch is smokey, smooth and not for everyone. Severus needs a slow sipping drink as he’s too busy working both sides.
Ginny Weasley- Strongbow Hard Cider
Ginny is one cool chick. She’s the girl that every girl wants to be and every dude wants to hang out with. It’s no wonder she would gravitate to Strongbow hard cider; a drink enjoyed by both men and women. After a few bottles, she’ll think it’s a great idea to add a shot of Fireball Whiskey. From there she’ll progress to these Fireball Jello Shots. See…we told you she’s a cool chic.
Draco Malfoy – Absinthe
Draco likes to think of himself as a “bad ass”, even though he cries to mommy when things don’t go his way, so he’s likely to walk around with a bottle of Absinthe. No glass. Just the bottle. He wants everyone to know what he’s drinking to further support his unwarranted “bass ass” label.
Minerva McGonagall – Red Wine
She’s the strict disciplinarian and transfiguration instructor so it’s no wonder she sticks to red wine during her off time. She’s over making tough decisions and red wine is an easy call. When attending Professor Slughorn’s Christmas Party, she’ll reach for the Mulled Wine over the popular Coquito.
Fleaur Delacour – French 77 Champagne Cocktail
Alright so she’s not a main character, but we adore anything french related and you know this classic gal will be sipping on this French 77.
He Who Shall Not Be Named
Homeboy isn’t invited to the celebration so no drinks for him!
If you’re one of the lucky few headed to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, cheers! Have a Wizard’s Brew or two for us.
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