Harry Potter Theme Park Chef Discusses Secret Butterbeer Recipe

By Jason Boog Comment

At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, Chef Steven Jayson discussed his recipe for Butterbeer–a drink lifted from the pages of the Harry Potter series. The video interview is embedded above.

The park has already sold one million Butter Beers in Florida’s Univeral’s Isands of Adventure space. The park  took six years and $200 million to open.

The Awl has more from the press release: “Butterbeer appears as a favorite drink inside the Harry Potter books and films and is only available inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is a nonalcoholic, frothy drink reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch and is served cold or frozen. Much has been written about Butterbeer since it made its debut on June 18, 2010, making it one of the most talked about beverages of 2010. There has been much speculation about its secret ingredients—but Universal Orlando will not share the closely guarded recipe. Universal has implemented special security procedures to protect the details.”