I'm kind of a Harry Potter freak. Actually a major Harry Potter freak. Let's face it. I'm basically a 12 year old living an adult life. I make my husband take me to the dentist. I call him to come home from work to kill spiders for me. I still buy clothes from the children's section and I wear them. I laugh inopportunely in awkward situations and I still use my index finger & thumb to tell my right from my left.
So, the thought of Butterbeer... kind of makes me giddy.
It was the typical cream soda + butterscotch syrup, and it was alright. But it doesn't hold a candle to this. Sheer genius I swear.
It's fast. It's not difficult, and it's totally delicious. It tastes exactly like you'd think it would. Check out the ingredients list.
I'm a nerd, I know.
Recipe from CherryTeaCakes
-1 cup Werther's Originals hard candies
-1 cup water
-Chilled club soda or soda water
In a pot over medium heat, boil together your candies and water until completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Allow the syrup to cool, stirring frequently.
Combine 1 part caramel syrup to 2 parts club soda. (Be sure to measure your caramel syrup; don't assume it is still 2 cups. I think mine had boiled down to about 1 1/2 cups, so I used 3 cups club soda.)
Shake to combine and serve immediately. (This will keep several days in the fridge, but will lose fizz quickly as it is not heavily carbonated to begin with.)