For the generation that grew up with Harry Potter, Voldemort and Hogwarts, Section 8 has teamed up with Baron Samedi to answer all of your childhood prayers: hot alcoholic butterbeer.
100 per cent muggle-friendly, Section 8’s Hot Buttered Rum mixes Baron Samedi, brown sugar, homemade spice syrup and a dollop of butter for good luck (it’s called hibernation fat and it’s totally necessary).
You can also accio a Black Magic cocktail with Baron Samedi, orange curacao, fresh lime and orgeat until 29 July. Other cocktails on the limited-time menu include Summon the Baron (with ginger beer and fresh lime) and Voodoo Punch (their twist on the classic Mai Tai).
Making this year’s shortest day a little longer, the Winter Solstice party on 21 June will see pop-up samba dances, afro-beat drummers, DJs and UV artwork at Section 8.
If you miss out on these events (we’ll take that HP fan badge back please), the Queensberry Hotel are also channelling their inner Leaky Cauldron to serve up Hot Buttered Rum until 3 August. Local favourites like Storyville, Carlton Club and the Provincial will sling drink specials through July and early August as well.
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