If You Go:
2 ounces of Smirnoff vanilla vodka: It packs a smooth, creamy sweetness that keeps the beverage light and friendly. "The vanilla gives the Butter Beer an extra bit of flavor," says Bridgeman.
1 ounce of Gaetano butterscotch schnapps: The butterscotch livens the potion with salted caramel notes and a touch of quirk. "You can't have Butter Beer without butterscotch," says Bridgeman. "In the movies, it's a butterscotch-y beer thing that is low in alcohol so kids can drink it."
1 ounce of Cinerator hot cinnamon flavored whiskey: The addition of cinnamon provides an auburn hue and peppery zest to the mystical brew. "This gives the drink some bite and spiciness," says Bridgeman, "so it's not just a sugary treat."
4 ounces of IBC cream soda: The bubbly stuff is added at the end and the elixir gets topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. "We needed something fizzy to bring a beer feel to the drink," says Bridgeman. "Cream soda has the best complementary taste. And it's fun mixing whipped cream with stuff."