Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I think most adult readers have wondered about the flavor of our next food item, which appears over and over throughout the Harry Potter series, but is introduced for the first time by Professor Lockhart:

"I clearly state in chapter twelve that my ideal birthday gift would be harmony between all magic and non-magic peoples-- though I wouldn't say no to a large bottle of Ogden's Old Firewhiskey" (Chamber of Secrets 100).

Since Ogden's Old Firewhiskry doesn't exist in the muggle world, I set out to learn how to create it with existing liquors. There are a couple different options. The first and most common recipe is to simply add Tabasco sauce to whiskey. 

Whiskey is not my poison of choice to begin with, and adding Tabasco to it just sounds foul. But never fear, I found another option that seemed slightly less disgusting, yet equally fire-y.

You Will Need:
Your favorite whiskey
Cinnamon Hot Damn

1. Pour two parts whiskey and one part Hot Damn in a shot glass.
2. Enjoy.

Just one sip of this was more than enough for me. My mouth was immediately on fire. I cannot imagine wanting to drink it again, even it was to toast Mad-Eye Moody. If you like whiskey, you may have a different opinion, in which case I recommend you give it a try.

1 comment:

  1. When I drink whiskey I have to add Tabasco to it...its the only way I'll drink it. However, you are the only other person I've come across that talked about adding the two together. (Even the bartenders that know me shake their heads when I ask for the Tabasco.)