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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

#HappyHourClub 06 / Butter Beer

#HappyHourClub 06 / Butter Beer

#HappyHourClub 06 / Butter Beer

By now you have realized that I love the obscure holidays and this particular #happyhourclub drink is all about Read a Book Day. While I have a ton of favorite books, nothing beats Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling did things right with this series and if you like audiobooks, Jim Dale knocks it out of the quidditch pitch every time. So are you ready to hit the books and try my version of Butter Beer? Better get your book and blanket ready for this cocktail is perfect for cooler nights and staying at home.

#HappyHourClub 06 / Butter Beer

Haven’t you ever wanted to try Butter Beer, the choice drink of Hogwarts’ students? Well, I know I did the first time I saw Harry Potter downing one with his pals Hermione and Ron Weasley. Sadly after much research I wasn’t cool with drinking a beverage featuring a spoonful of butter, and neither was my friend KC when we started whipping up this concoction. Don’t get us wrong, we love butter but just not with our beer. Who knows, tastes change and maybe one day we’ll favor it. For now though, this recipe we created calls for one special beer: enter Wells Banana Bread Beer. It’s got your sweet that butterscotch would provide and is filling like butter. My favorite part about this brew? It’s heartwarming, which I imagine is why all the kids at Hogwarts ran to The Three Broomsticks and The Hog’s Head for a pint. So where do you purchase Wells Banana Bread Beer? It can be found at Whole Foods, Costco Plus World Market or BevMo. Don’t forget to check your local liquor store too. It’s pretty popular.

Next, you’ll need cream soda. We went with a classic: Dr Brown’s Cream Soda. Slowly pour these 2 chilled bottles into your frosty beer mug, beer stein or boot and enjoy. The taste is delicious and pleasant. Oh, and don’t forget to garnish with some pint ale pints from Sugarina. They’re so amazing that Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes would be jealous. Cheers!

 

#HappyHourClub 07 / Cocktails & Dreams

#HappyHourClub 07 / Cocktails & Dreams

#HappyHourClub 05 / Cheese Pizza Bloody Mary

#HappyHourClub 05 / Cheese Pizza Bloody Mary