"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;"
Happy Gryffindor pride day! To celebrate each house we have come up with a charming cocktail named after each house ghost!
"Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, known after his death as Nearly Headless Nick, (d. 31 October, 1492) was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was Sorted into Gryffindor House. He was a wizard of the royal court as an adult. He was executed by an improper decapitation, after he had a magical mishap with Lady Grieve, in which he tried to straighten her teeth but it backfired and she grew tusks. Since then, he is the resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower at the Hogwarts Castle."
The Nearly Headless Nick cocktail is a berry bourbon smash that puts a fire in your belly like the lions in Gryffindor tower!
Nearly Headless Nick
8 fresh blackberries 7 leaves mint half a lemon 2 tablespoons honey 2 ounces bourbon ginger beer
In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add blackberries, mint, lemon juice and honey, using a muddler, (or smaller glass or other kitchen tool). Muddle all of the ingredients together, squishing everything to release the juices.
Add the bourbon. Add ice to your glass and pour the drink over the ice. Top the glass with a little more ice and then pour the ginger beer over, gently stirring to combine.