Get Tipsy With Felix Felicis, the 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Rum Cocktail


Butterbeer's got nothing on one whimsical cocktail dreamed up by an India-based food blogger. 

Meet Felix Felicis, a rum-fueled take on the eponymous potion mentioned in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 

"If taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence," Professor Slughorn warned Harry and Malfoy's Potions class in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, blogger Shirin Mehrota noted on her blog Foodchants.

Recklessness, overconfidence... sounds like a shot of some hooch, no? 


Though it isn't actually an alcoholic drink in the HP books, Mehrota, a Mumbai-based blogger, told Mashable that she always imagined it to be a boozy beverage because of how Professor Slughorn, er, J.K. Rowling, describes it. Mehrota crafted a cocktail that will make the imbiber slightly tipsy and hopefully, lucky — in honor of Felix Felicis' origins. 

"The concoction that I made was a mix of sweet, sour, bitter with a hint of cinnamon," she told Mashable

Ready to get tipsy, wizard-style? Get the recipe right here. 

Mehrota said her next cocktail might be inspired by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a sequel to the Harry Potter series that's being described as the script of a play. The Cursed Child is scheduled to be released July 31.

Until then, cheers to feeling lucky! 

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