Bonfire Night can go one way or the other.
If you go the wrong way, you can look forward to a night sat in your back garden watching your dad try and fail to set up a Catherine wheel, as your whole family is held hostage to the significantly-less-than-extreme Extreme Deluxe box of fireworks that doesn’t ever seem to ever run out.
If you go about it the right way, it can be a delightful, ultra-cosy evening spent with friends and family set against the back drop of night sky speckled with the blazing glitter of a quality fireworks display.
To increase your chances of achieving that cosy second option, consider mixing up one of these delightfully heartwarming winter drinks.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
So how do you make the most notoriously cosy drink in the world even more cosy?
Add some spices and a pinch of cayenne pepper into the mix.
Oh yeah. It works. It works goooood.
We were going to suggest mulled wine, but we reckon you save that until Christmas and instead brew yourself up a batch of this outrageously comforting hot cider.
Even PG pyramid tips aren’t going to cut it this Bonfire Night. Not unless you supercharge them with a load of delicately balanced spices and turn it into a taste bud-tinglingly warming Chai experience.
The original cough cure for children whose parents thought getting their kids a bit drunk was a perfectly sound approach to healthcare, it also happens to make a ridiculously soothing beverage to help get you through that particularly chilly Bonfire Night.
Honey. Whiskey. Sugar. Yeah, that sounds more-than-alright to us.
For those who prefer a cosy cocktail that’s a little less rich and indulgent, the super-sophisticated Negroni will see you through the night.
It’s bitter, aromatic and absolutely what your refined taste buds are looking for.
Check out our recipe here.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Even a burning Guy Fawkes would be grateful for Bonfire Night once you’d given him a sip of this spiced coffee wonder.
Because when you can’t go to Starbucks, we bring Starbucks to you.
All you need now is a roaring fire, friends and a firework display organised by someone more capable than your dad.
We’ve got loads more drink ideas for all occasions in our drinks menu, and every one of them is worth your attention.
Check them all out – or even better, book into one of our Cocktail Masterclasses and we’ll teach you some bartending tricks that are more dazzling than any firework display.