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Drink Me potion
Drink Me potion
Effect(s) * Gives Alice the ability to shrink [AMA] [AMR]
Series * American McGee's Alice
  • Alice: Madness Returns
Mushrooms, Poppies, Sugar and Spice. All those things are very nice. When combined, the proper mixture, makes a getting small elixir.
Alice Liddell reading out the ingredients for the potion in the Book of Bizarre Things[1]

The Drink Me potion is a special liquid available only in Wonderland that when consumed, will make the drinker shrink in size.[2][3] It will also grant the Shrink Sense ability.[3]


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland[]

Alice holding the Drink Me potion

Alice with the potion.

Alice Liddell found a couple of bottles of potion (Flavors: cherry tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, toffee and hot buttered toast) in Wonderland, with a label marked "Drink Me" tied around their necks. She first found one in a hallway of doors, and drank from it to help her get through a tiny door leading to the Queen of Hearts's garden.

She found the second bottle in the White Rabbit's house, but this time, she grew instead of shrunk.

American McGee's Alice[]

Alice needed to create a Drink Me potion in order to become small enough to follow the Rabbit into the Vale of Tears. In the Fortress of Doors, she first searched for the recipe in the Book of Bizarre Things and then collected the sweet ingredients – mushrooms, poppies, sugar and spice (sugared spice drops).[1] With the help of Mayor Elder, they used a condenser to make the potion give its shrinking properties. After drinking it and shrinking, Alice was able to go on with her journey.[4]

Alice: Madness Returns[]

Alice bathing in the potion

Alice bathing in the potion.

Soon after Alice returned to Wonderland via the Vale of Tears, she took a quick bathe in small lake of the potion. At first, Alice was anxious to reach such small sizes, but the Cheshire Cat reassured her that she can shrink to see things that were nearly invisible to her in her human size.[5]

She also found a fountain of clear liquid marked "Drink Me," while she was getting into the center of Queensland as a giant. She drank from the fountain to return to her normal size.[6]


  • As revealed in Wilson's casebook, Alice would repeatedly whisper "drink me" during her treatment.
  • It is the opposite to the Eat Me cake, a pastry that makes people grow in size.
  • Throughout Alice: Madness Returns, Alice can shrink at will in order to see hidden paths and fit through keyholes, but she will always return to her normal size. The plunge in the pool of Drink Me potion had a different effect on her body compared to the previous game.