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Sharing one of my favorite cocktails to date, The Half Blood Prince Cocktail. Inspired by the Harry Potter series, this blood-red drink is a mix of pomegranate, bourbon, Chambord (raspberry liquor), and lemon. This incredibly simple cocktail is nothing short of delicious. It’s the perfect moody drink to serve up this Halloween!

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YOU GUYS. These are the kind of posts I love sharing most. I could not be more excited about today’s Saturday Cocktail recipe. It’s not only a great drink, it’s also so fun, and “spooky”.

It seems that I simply cannot go a Halloween season without creating at least one or two Harry Potter inspired recipes. I know Harry Potter isn’t just for Halloween, but Halloween gives me the the perfect excuse to play around with recipes and create themed drinks and desserts that I wouldn’t have an excuse to create otherwise.

Clearly, I LOVE it, and creating holiday content like today’s drink is the kind of stuff that keeps me going and reminds me why I love what I do so much…even if I am just a tinsy bit tired.

Anyway, just thought I would share my excitement with you guys! Moving onto drink details now.

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Like I said above, this recipe is the simplest to make, but is also surprisingly delicious.

When I set out to make this drink, I really just had the vision of this photo in my head. I knew I wanted to create a cocktail called the Half Blood Prince. I also knew I wanted the color of the cocktail to be red. I took these two building blocks and ran with them…

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Literally, I headed straight to my pantry and looked through the liquors I had on hand. I grabbed a good bottle of bourbon, the never before used bottle of Chambord (raspberry liquor), a ruby-red pomegranate, fresh lemons, and just started mixing things up.

I knew the combo of bourbon, pomegranate, and lemon would be great. But I wasn’t too sure about using Chambord, as I had never used it before. The fancy bottle had been sitting in my pantry for a couple of years. Yes years, it had never been opened. I figured this would be the perfect drink to finally open that bottle up for and give the liquor a try. Turns out it’s actually delicious. It has hints of fresh raspberries and the deepest red color. Perfect for achieving the “bloody” look I was going for. I know it’s a pricy liquor to buy, but a little bit goes a long way, so the bottle should last you a good amount of time. It’s especially great for creating that very special (conversation worthy) cocktail.

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I shook the bourbon and Chambord with pomegranate juice, lemon, and just a touch of maple for sweetness. Then I poured the drink in my new favorite coupe glasses, and garnished with pomegranate arils and an ice cube. This drink takes maybe 5 minutes to create, and one minute to consume…wait, wait, wait, you probably don’t want to do that. Even though this drink is delicious, take the time to appreciate it, and all of its bone chilling flavor. It’s the perfect all around moody cocktail fit for any October night.

Maybe even enjoyed alongside this forbidden forest butterbeer cake.

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If you make this cocktail please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

The Half Blood Prince Cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 makes drink
Calories Per Serving: 194 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry liquor (Chambord)
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, more or less to taste
  • pomegranate arils, for serving

Instructions

  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into a coupe glass. 
    2. Add 1 ice cube and a handful of pomegranate arils. Drink. 

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  1. I just found your Harry Potter collection. Great photography, I must say.

    Reading the recipes, “juice of 1/2 lemon” is hugely variable. Did you ever end up measuring how much lemon you use?

    As a Harry Potter fan, and cocktail fan, I’m looking forward to trying these!

    1. Hey Paula,
      Fantastic!! So great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks a lot for making it. Have a great week!🍂 xTieghan

  2. This was absolutely delicious! I couldnt find chambord so I used peach schnapps. I am sure it would be even better with the raspberry liquor and even more of a beautiful colour but it really was excellent! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Hey Ari,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This cocktail is my one of my new favorites! a little more labor intensive if you decide to make this on a whim and have 1 pomegranate on hand to juice yourself, but I still highly recommend. Made this drink fun to enjoy after the work:) love the festivity for the Half Blood Prince too!

  4. Je vais sûrement tenter cette recette, mais qu’entendez-vous par
    portions: 1 fait boire svp??
    Quelle quantité cela fait ?

    1. Salut Céline! Je m’excuse pour la confusion. Cette recette suffit pour un cocktail. Si vous avez d’autres questions, faites-le moi savoir! xTieghan

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