Felix Felicis

Felix Felicis is a shot cocktail named after the famous Harry Potter potion. I decided to do it as a shot cocktail since the potion was supposed to be extremely rare and valuable. For this shot I decided to go strong and fruity with some of my favorite liqueurs.

In the book Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, Felix Felicis is described as having the appearance of liquid gold. As there isn’t really an alcohol that can make that happen, I decided to use a drop of gold luster gel. I prefer gel over luster powder as I feel it combines with the alcohols much better.

Felix Felicis Shot Ingredients

  • 20 ml Lillet Blanc. Subbed in for the Martini since it added a better flavor profile.
  • 15 ml Lychee Liqueur. That’s in the Ukrainian vodka bottle since I make my own.
  • 10 ml Cointreau.
  • 1 barspoon Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur.
  • 1 drop Gold Luster Gel

The most important thing when making this shot cocktail was that all the alcohols were clear. As the luster gel added the color and the opaque/cloudiness the alcohol choices are purely for flavor and clarity. I just added all the ingredients to a mixing glass with an ice cube, stirred, and then strained into a shot glass.

felix felicis cocktail shot
This is the same shot glass that featured in my Color Changing Alcohol article and video.

It’s hard to capture the swirling gold of the Felix Felicis cocktail shot in photos, but I assure you the drink really does look like molten gold swishing around the glass. The taste is a bit sweet, but as I don’t think Felix is supposed to be bitter I think it works.

Felix Felicis

A cocktail shot inspired by one of the most popular potions in Harry Potter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, European
Servings 1 shot


  • mixing glass


  • 20 ml Lillet Blanc
  • 15 ml Lychee Liqueur
  • 10 ml Cointreau
  • 1 barspoon Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 drop Gold Luster Gel


  • Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with a single ice cube. Stir to combine and chill, then strain into a shot glass.


If the gold powder starts to settle you can stir it up again.
Keyword Cocktails, Felix Felicis, Harry Potter Cocktail
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