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Make your own Polyjuice Potion
"The Polyjuice Potion, which is a complex and time-consuming concoction, is best left to highly skilled witches and wizards. It enables the consumer to assume the physical appearance of another person, as long as they have first procured part of that individual's body to add to the brew (this may be anything — toenail clippings, dandruff or worse — but it is most usual to use hair). The idea that a witch or wizard might make evil use of parts of the body is an ancient one, and exists in the folklore and superstitions of many cultures. The effect of the potion is only temporary, and depending on how well it has been brewed, may last anything from between ten minutes and twelve hours. You can change age, sex, and race by taking the Polyjuice Potion, but not species."
a number of different ways to achieve a great tasting, aesthetically pleasing
Makes about 2L
- 350g granulated sugar
1.5 litres water
375ml fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
Neon Green food colouring - as needed.
Put the sugar and 250mL water into
a saucepan over a low heat. Slowly bring to the boil and stir to dissolve
Turn off the heat and allow to cool
for 5-10 minutes. Pour into a 2L jug, and refrigerate until cold.
Squeeze the lemons using a juicer,
discard any pips, you can save the pulp to add to the juice later.
Once the sugar syrup is cold, add
the lemon juice, water and food colouring. You can also add some of the
pulp - as much or as little as you like.
Chill in the fridge, serve over ice
with a lemon/lime wedge. Add Gin / Vodka if you feel so inclined.
The spinach is what makes this
smoothie green, swap in other fruits if you don't like pineapple or mango -
Kiwi, Papaya, Apricot, Peach etc. the possibilities are endless. Make sure at
least one of your fruits is frozen in order to chill the smoothie, or serve
- 2 cups of fresh spinach leaves
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup mango (frozen)
- 2 ripe bananas
- a squeeze of lime
Blitz the spinach and water
together in a blender until there are no leafy lumps left.
Add the rest of your fruit and
blitz until smooth.
There are many green coloured
cocktails available out there, you will find a selectionHERE- that can double up as alcoholic
Here is the list of foods and drinks I used for my Harry Potter party:
- Fizzing Whizzbees - Flying Saucers - Acid pops - Sour lolly pops - Bertie Bots Every Flavour Beans - Jelly beans (Lidl have great jelly beans that look just like Bertie's at a fraction of the price!) - Golden snitches - I used Forrero Rocher - I took the brown paper cups off, cut out some wings and used the Forrero Rocher stickers to attach them to the foil. - Jelly Slugs - I used some simple Jelly Snakes from Asda - 5 bags for £1 - Liquorice wands - these were Strawberry Twizzlers, an American sweet which you can buy online or in B&M bargains! - Troll Bogeys - Guacamole - Bubotuber Puss - Hummus - Phoenix Flames - Carrot Sticks - Bowtruckle Legs - Celery/cucumber sticks - Hufflepuffs - Wotsits/cheese puffs - Boomslang Skin - Smoked Salmon - Deep fried elf-ears - Doritos/Totilla chips - Chocolate frogs - Cadbury Fredo faces / Fredos - Gurdyroot chips - Beetroot crisps - Owl nuts - crispy coated peanuts - Peppermin…