Stay cosy and warm whilst watching your fireworks this year with our easy to make Bonfire Night Drinks.

Hopefully this year will be a rain free, clear night and we can all have some good old family firework fun. Our selection of alcoholic drinks below are especially great for bonfire parties, family gatherings and created to warm the cockles of your heart!

Mulled Cider

Perfect for Bonfire Night and to keep you warm and cosy! A hot mug of Mulled Cider is a fabulous seasonal drink, it can be easily created and a drink that is a delicious spiced treat. You can make your mulled cider from our range of ciders online including dry, medium, sweet and fruit cider to create your own drink.

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Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider

Make in just 15 minutes

Add your favourite cider to a pan with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and warm up slowly for a few minutes. Once warmed through add orange juice, or grapefruit juice. Add a few slices of orange and add sugar to taste.

Increase the heat and simmer for 5 minutes for your mulled cider to infuse with all those lovely spices!
Keep the Mulled Cider warm on a low heat and serve in mugs.

Hot Eggnog

Not just for Christmas this delicious creamy drink is enjoyed at Easter, New Year and also Bonfire Night too! This frothy cream liqueur is not however suitable for pregnant women, the elderly and those with weak immune systems as it contains raw eggs.

If you don’t already have your own special recipe for eggnog, then here is one below from Jamie Oliver that we especially like. Created with plenty of chocolate, honey and Jamie Oliver’s recommendation of Bacardi Spiced Rum

Eggnog can be served cold over ice, at room temperature, or hot for that outdoor drink to keep you warm. Garnish with grated chocolate curls or nutmeg for a delicious yummy drink.

Dog’s Nose Cocktail

This Classic Beer Cocktail dates back to the early 19th century and was also mentioned in a Charles Dickens book. Made with a strong tasting ale such as stout or porter, a good strong tasting gin, sugar and nutmeg.

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We recommend Sipsmith Dry Gin A smooth and full mouth feel that leaves lingering warmth and Guinness Dublin Porter with its malted caramel flavours and subtle hop aromas.

Made in minutes

Pour your favourite porter or stout into a large heat resistant jug or pan and heat in up until warm. Mix in 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and 2 measures of gin and warm more until the sugar is dissolved.

Add the warmed dogs nose into a beer or pilsner glass and top with freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy your Dog’s Nose!

Flaming Zombie Cocktail

Also known as skull-puncher this exceptionally strong cocktail is made with both light and dark rum. The flaming zombie is guaranteed to keep you warm from the inside to out and has an extra Bonfire Night treat for the adults as this cocktail is traditionally it is set alight! A hot version of the Flaming Zombie Cocktail is a must to sample.tikki

The Zombie cocktail was the most famous faux-tropical cocktail drink and the drink that started the whole Tiki mugs craze. There is a mass of history around this drink including searches for the original recipe which was encoded and closely guarded. Its creation is said to have been for a hung-over customer to get them through a business meeting.

The original Zombie cocktail recipe included three different kinds of rum, lime juice, Angostura bitters, falernum, Pernod, grenadine, and “Don’s Mix,” a combination of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice.

There are hundreds and hundreds of recipes for this classic cocktail History on the Zombie Cocktail

 

Whatever Bonfire Night Drinks you have make sure it’s a great night and one to remember for the fun times!