This is a slightly different take on the Harry Potter-style Butterbeer recipes you find out there. It is not as cloyingly sweet as most, has no milk or alcohol, and can be very addictive, according to my son.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
6 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the ginger ale in a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, and microwave on high until the soda is hot but not boiling, 1 to 2 minutes. Gently stir in the butter to melt, then stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Don't stir too vigorously to avoid the soda fizzing up. Pour the drink into mugs, and serve.

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Cook's Note

You can adjust the butter/sugar ratios to suit your own taste.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 28.2g 9% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterol 5.4mg 2% DV; sodium 46.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
This isn't really a drink for everyday but I think a big crockpot of it for a holiday party would be nice. It's different but not so different that it's a turn-off for a gathering. Next time I'll add a bit more butter to it though play with the proportions of everything until I get it right for me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
Very good. It was spicy-er than I expected... but no complaints there. My family liked it. Very easy to make. It woke me up that's for sure! I loved the taste of the spice and kind of sweet butter. Read More
(17)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
Very good. It was spicy-er than I expected... but no complaints there. My family liked it. Very easy to make. It woke me up that's for sure! I loved the taste of the spice and kind of sweet butter. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
This isn't really a drink for everyday but I think a big crockpot of it for a holiday party would be nice. It's different but not so different that it's a turn-off for a gathering. Next time I'll add a bit more butter to it though play with the proportions of everything until I get it right for me. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2010
Hmm. I had a hard time choosing the rating of this. I think it is pretty good but it lacked something. I would reccomend this drink if you like butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2011
Yummy treat on a snowy day instead of cocoa! If you can get Vernor's ginger-ale do it. It makes a big difference. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2011
Not much better then drinking the ginger ale warm.... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2012
I didn't care for it. I may have done something wrong. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2012
I don't like ginger ale but had some in the house I didn't want to toss. I made this. I liked it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
For a house with 3 kids who all adore Harry Potter this is a spectacular go-to recipe for a fun night in. Perhaps the best part for our kids is the way the ginger ale foams up when adding the other ingredients. (We've also made it in a crockpot to be able to go back a couple of times through the night and that has worked well for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2013
Very nice! We substituted Sodastream Cream Soda for the ginger ale and it came out great. The kids loved it. Read More