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"Well, I've bin doin' some readin'. Got this outta the library — Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit — it's a bit outta date, o' course, but it's all in here. Keep the egg in the fire, 'cause their mothers breathe on em, see, an' when it hatches, feed it on a bucket o' brandy mixed with chicken blood every half hour."
Rubeus Hagrid to Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger[src]

Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes.[1]

Brandy is enjoyed in both both the Muggle and the Wizarding world: Vernon Dursley used to drink a large brandy to calm himself down,[2] Marjorie Dursley seemed to quite enjoy having brandy after dinner,[3] Cornelius Fudge was offered a brandy at The Leaky Cauldron (though he chose a pot of tea instead)[4], Albus Dumbledore once asked Rubeus Hagrid for a "cup of tea. Or a large brandy"[5] and Rubeus Hagrid asked Molly Weasley for a bottle of brandy "fer medicinal purposes" after the Battle of the Seven Potters .[6]

Brandy is a variety of alcohol. It is also a staple for anyone caring for a young dragonDragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit instructs readers to feed newly hatched dragons a bucket of brandy mixed with chicken blood every thirty minutes. And Hagrid packed some brandy for Norberta when before Charlie and his friends took him/her off to Romania.[7]

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Notes and references

  1. "Brandy" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 2 (The Vanishing Glass)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 5 (Fallen Warrior)
  7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
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