Pepperup Potion

Pepperup Potion

Pepperup Potion

Emily Strand
This potion is prized in the wizarding world for instantly curing the common cold, clearing one’s head, and improving vision. It is also great for entertainment by making steam come out of the drinker’s ears for several hours.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverages
Servings 10 cups


  • 6 cups water
  • 8 peppermint tea bags
  • 2 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ginger ground or freshly grated
  • 6 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • whipped cream


  • Bring water to a boil in a kettle. Place tea bags in a heat-proof container.
  • Pour boiling water over tea bags, and steep for about 10 minutes. Once tea has steeped, carefully remove bags and discard.
  • While tea is steeping, heat milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  • Remove milk mixture from heat and grate in fresh ginger. Save a bit of ginger for garnish.
  • Pour steaming milk mixture into tea. Add peppermint schnapps and stir.
  • Ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a bit of sprinkled ginger.


  • This is an alcoholic drink and not intended for minors.
  • The Pepperup Potion may be placed in a slow cooker on low/warm as desired if it's being served at a party.