Bonfire Night: Explosive Cocktails

Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see the no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot – excuse yourself after the nth cocktail though!

Happy Bonfire Night fellow firework lovers and bonfire starters!

As you know, this time of year is my favourite and that’s for one reason; all the great festivals. Those of you who read regularly will know my obsession (no it’s not just food) with Halloween. Well Bonfire Night is no exception. There’s nothing better than the smell of gunpowder in the air while you sip on a hot chocolate and chow down on a steamy jacket potato as the fireworks light up the sky!

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But for us grownups, when the fireworks are over and the hog roast has been eaten, what can we do to keep the party going? Well cocktails of course – my answer for everything! So in homage to the great Guy Fawkes himself, here’s five explosive cocktails that will keep the fires burning and bring warmth to the start of November.

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Disclaimer: combining fire with alcohol can be incredibly dangerous and so proper precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of yourself and guests. The drink should not be consumed whilst the flames are still burning. The drinkware can become hot to hold or sip from, which could result in burns plus there is risk of spilling and other items catching fire, especially as fire and intoxication does not go hand in hand. So take care when lighting your drinks – the fire should be for display purposes only and let drink cool off before consuming. Be careful and keep those firework gloves handy when creating these delicious cocktails!

Pumpkin Pie

A recently festive cocktail now we’ve just said goodbye to Halloween!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Shot of Kahlua
  • 1/3 Shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/3 Shot of Tequila
  • 1 Dash of Cinnamon

Method:

  • Layer the bottom of your Tumbler glass with Kalua
  • Then carefully add the Bailey’s and tequila on top
  • Light the fire on the tequila (take care when igniting alcohol)
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon on top
  • Always let the fire go out before consuming your flaming beverage.

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Flaming B-52

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Shot of Kahlua
  • 1/3 Shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/3 Shot of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • Couple of drops of Rum

Method:

  • Fill a shot glass with Kahlua Layer with Bailey’s by pouring it in over the back of a spoon
  • Layer the Grand Marnier or Cointreau the same way
  • Add a drop or two of rum
  • Then ignite (take care when igniting alcohol)
  • Always let the fire go out before consuming your flaming beverage

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Bailey’s Comet

Ingredients:

  • 43ml of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 43ml of Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 21ml Goldschlager
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rum
  • 1 Dash of Cinnamon

Method:

  • Add the first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well until cool and combined
  • Strain into a martini glass
  • Then add a shallow layer of rum on top
  • Then ignite (take care when igniting alcohol)
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon on top (don’t let it burn too long or Bailey’s will curdle)
  • Always let the fire go out before consuming your flaming beverage

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Flaming Sambuca

Ingredients:

  • 28ml of Sambuca
  • 3 Coffee Beans

Method:

  • Add 3 coffee beans to a shot glass
  • Then pour in the Sambuca
  • Then ignite (take care when igniting alcohol)
  • Always let the fire go out before consuming your flaming beverage

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Flaming Russian

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Shot of Vodka
  • 1/3 Shot of Rum

Method:

  • Pour the vodka into the shot glass
  • Layer with the rum
  • Ignite (take care when igniting alcohol)
  • Always let the fire go out before consuming your flaming beverage

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Have fun this Bonfire Night! Enjoy the fireworks and the great food (always with the food). Take care around these flaming cocktails and remember that no one likes a show off. Happy November 5th!