The grim reality that Hollywood has, at least temporarily, exhausted its source material for the Harry Potter books is setting in. What to do, what to do? Drown your sorrows in these clever cocktails devised by The Backyard Bartender, who has spent an admirable, and perhaps frightening, amount of time thinking about how to toast a Quidditch match or what to bring to a Slytherin frat party.
Backyard Bartender has taken the time to create specialized cocktails for most of the Harry Potter characters, and not just the main ones.
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Sure, there's the very girlie Hermione Granger, made with pomegranate liqueur, grapefruit juice and sloe gin, and the awful-sounding Ron Weasley, a budding wizard's brew of of whiskey, brandy, Campari, sweet vermouth and OJ. If that's how they make party punch in Gryffindor, we're sneaking out to Slytherin. (On a sidenote: The fact that someone as smart and beautiful as Hermione ended up with a dipshit like Ron is, hands down, the grossest misstep in J.K. Rowling's ouevre.)
The Backyard Bartender has, however, gone dug deep in the Hogwarts playbook, concocting cocktails for supporting characters like Severus Snape, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.
We're partial to the Draco Malfoy, a variation on a dirty martini made with the juice of our very favorite grocery store pickle, Claussen. We didn't say it was good, just interesting. Now what's the Azkaban version of Pruno?