Introduction: Copycat Fishy Green Ale From Universal Harry Potter World
I will be the first to confess that I am a huge sucker for theme parks and resorts. There’s something about going somewhere and being transported to a totally different world that just makes me forget reality for a while.
A few years ago, my trusty sidekick Lucifur and I were lucky enough to be able to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. We spent most of our time in Knockturn Alley (Lucifur’s choice, she wanted all the fun Death Eater souvenirs) and the rest of our time stuffing ourselves silly on food including pumpkin juice (amazing), Butterbeer (holy crap this was delicious), whole roasted turkey legs (Lucifur ate most of it) and pumpkin pasties. While all of these were lip-smacking delicious, the one treat I found myself falling in love with and craving long after we left was the Fishy Green Ale.
Available at both the Leaky Cauldron and the Fountain of Fair Fortune in Diagon Alley, Fishy Green Ale is, well, green, with a taste that is a combination of mint, cinnamon, and sweet. To add to the mysterious taste of this mixture, at the bottom of every cup was a healthy scoop of ‘fish eggs,’ blueberry flavored popping boba.
I’ve tried for years to find a good copycat recipe online to no avail. Time to do this myself!
A little testing, a whole lot of tasting, and some trial and error later, I think we finally have our (not so) secret formula for pretty damn authentic Fishy Green Ale!
To make your own, you will need:
- 3 cups club soda
- 6 oz frozen lemonade in a can
- 3 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 cup sugar ¼ cup Crème de Menthe syrup (I got mine at the local restaurant supply store near the shaved ice section)
- 1 small bottle LorAnn cinnamon flavored hard candy oil (.125 oz)
- Edible shimmer powder in either silver, blue or green (your choice, they all work).
- Neon green food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- Blueberry popping boba (I got mine on Amazon.com)
Step 1: Put Your Ingredients Into Your Favorite Cauldron
In a medium-sized pot, mix together your club soda, lemonade, lime juice, and sugar.
Bring the temperature up to medium and whisk continuously until your sugar is all melted and the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
At the 10-minute mark, add in your Crème de Menthe syrup and stir to mix.
Now comes the cinnamon oil. You’ll want to add just five to six drops. Because this stuff is so concentrated, a little bit goes a really long way and can quickly overpower the more delicate mint flavor. Start with five drops, stir to mix and then take a little taste. If you’re happy with the flavor, stop. If you want a bit more kick, add one more drop…but don’t go over that or you’ll end up with a drink that tastes more like mouthwash than Fishy Ale.
Once you have your cinnamon ratio worked out, add in your edible glitter and stir well. Depending on the color you used (silver, blue or green) it will color your Fishy Ale and determine how much of the blue and neon green food coloring you add. The Fishy Green Ale we got at the WWOHP was a pale, icy green, with just a hint of blue so a few drops of neon green followed by a single drop or so of blue should get you a good approximation of your color.
Mix this all up and put it into a bottle and pop into the fridge to cool fully.
Step 2: Making It Look Authentic
While it’s cooling, feel free to print off a label!
I had fun designing these, and you are free to use them for your own Green Fishy Ale bottles. Just download the file and print onto a sheet of sticker paper. Cut out and apply!
Step 3: Mixing It All Up and Making Magic
By now the syrup should be cool and we should be ready to enjoy a nice tall icy glass of Fishy Green Ale.
Scoop up a healthy scoop of your popping boba and put them into the bottom of your glass and add ice.
Fill your glass up about 2/3 full of ice-cold water and then top off with 1/3 Fishy Green Ale syrup. Feel free to add more if you want a stronger, sweeter ale.
Drop in your straw, give it a swirl, and enjoy this sweet, minty, cinnamon-y, glitter and boba infused treat.
It’s so delicious, it’s almost magical.
The unused syrup can be kept in your fridge for up to 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!
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