Mixologist’s Recipe: Harry Potter Sorting Shots

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II is coming out soon and that means reason to celebrate (or mourn) so down a flagon of homemade butterbeer! Throw back some fire whiskey. As the fandom continues to get older though, there seems to be more of a reason to celebrate in adult ways. So I’ve taken it upon myself to craft four shots, one of each house, that embodies the colors and spirit of each house!

The shots need to be layered otherwise they will look rather boring. Each shot is two layers. Don’t know how to layer shots? Check out a guide over at WikiHow. Each recipe is sorted with specific gravity so you don’t have to worry about that.

Slytherin
the house of snake

Almost sickeningly sweet & syrupy

1/4 Kahlua
1/4 Green Creme de Menthe
1/2 Vodka

First add the Kahlua to shot glass. Mix the creme de menthe and vodka together and layer it above the kahlua.

Gryffindor
the house of lion

Quite bold, best for the brave of heart

1/2 Cinnamon Aftershock
1/2 Goldschläger

First layer the Aftershock, then layer the Goldschläger on top. It’s best if you shake the Goldschläger first so you can get some gold flakes.

Ravenclaw
the house of raven

Simple and wise, straight up

1/2 Vodka
1/2 Blue curacao

Use the blue curacao as the base, then layer the chilled vodka on top of it.

Hufflepuff
the house of badger

Just and loyal but they are a load of duffers

1/2 Creme de Banana
1/2 Jägermeister

Add the creme de Banana first then top with chilled Jägermeister.

Eventually I plan on adding more recipes like the Dark Mark, Goblet of Fire, the Whomping Wilow, Fire Whiskey and Felix Felicis. Want more stuff like this? Check out my recipe for Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice!

These recipes are only for graduates of Hogwarts who have reached legal age in their countries. This post originally appeared over at JesterGoblin.com.