Wizarding World of Harry Potter sells one millionth butterbeer

Frothy, butterscotchy libation a huge hit at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Turns out butterbeer is just as popular with Muggles as with witches and wizards.

The nonalcoholic drink, served cold or frozen, was inspired by the Harry Potter stories of J.K. Rowling, whose characters regularly tipped a pint or two. Rowling approved the secret recipe for the butterbeer now served at the park.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, situated inside Universal's Islands of Adventure, has a been a sensation, boosting park attendance 36 percent in its first three months.