Written by Becca Green

4 cocktail recipes to try for Bonfire Night

Enjoy a cocktail or two on Fireworks Night in the comfort of your own home with our favourite firework-themed recipes.

hot chocolate alcoholic cocktail recipe

Image: Diablesse

Bonfire Night is a great excuse to get together with family and celebrate with fireworks, food and tempting tipples . Here are some of our favourite cocktail recipes that’ll be perfect for an evening of festivities.

Chocolate orange espresso martini

flaming espresso martini

Image: CUT SMOKED RUM

Impress friends and family with these showstopping martinis and set them alight for an explosive twist.

Ingredients

  • 50ml CUT SMOKED RUM
  • 10ml Dry Curacao
  • 15ml Creme De Cacao
  • 10ml salted caramel syrup
  • 50ml Espresso

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.

Wildcat bramble

wildcat bramble gin recipe

Image: Wildcat

Legend has it that the devil cursed the bramble bush in a fit of rage after landing on its prickly thorns. From that day it’s said that no one should dare to consume brambles after September. But, this cocktail is too good not to!

Ingredients

  • 37.5ml Wildcat Bramble
  • 12.5ml berry liquor
  • 50ml Pineapple Juice

Method

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with blackberries.

Winter spiced cocktail

winter spiced cocktail recipe

Image: Diablesse 

Packed full of spiced flavours, this creamy cocktail is perfect for autumn and winter.

Ingredients

  • 40ml Clementine Spiced Rum

  • 20ml Irish cream

  • 15ml Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur

  • 10ml Ginger liqueur

  • 5ml Toasted almond liqueur

  • All Spice Bitters

Method

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake gently until combined.

  3. Strain and pour into your glass of choice over ice.

Bonfire punch

bonfire punch recipe

Image: i heart 

The spicy undertones of this punch will provide you with a warming sensation as the rockets take off, and Catherine wheels start to spin.

Ingredients

  • 750ml i heart Malbec
  • 750ml Rum
  • 150ml lime juice (fresh)
  • 150ml triple sec
  • 170g simple syrup
  • 2 limes (sliced into thin wheels)
  • 2 red oranges (sliced into thin wheels)
  • Handful of raspberries and blackberries

Method

  1. Firstly, gather all the ingredients together
  2. In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the i heart Malbec, rum, lime juice, triple sec, simple syrup, lime, oranges, raspberries and blackberries
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for two hours before serving (overnight is better)
  4. Serve over ice in punch glasses and enjoy!

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