1st #cocktail of #GuyFawkesNight / #BonfireNight #Cocktails: Gunpowder and Sand

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, involving bonfires and fireworks displays.

Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and VI of Scotland and replace him with a Catholic head of state. In the immediate aftermath of the 5 November arrest of Guy Fawkes, caught guarding a cache of explosives placed beneath the House of Lords, James’s Council allowed the public to celebrate the king’s survival with bonfires, so long as they were “without any danger or disorder”. This made 1605 the first year the plot’s failure was celebrated.

We’ve got three cocktails this evening to help commemorate the night. Our first is the Gunpowder and Sand, a variant of the Blood and Sand, which is perfect for Guy Fawkes Night which replaces the Scotch with a gunpowder strength dark rum.

Gunpowder and Sand

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 mins

A variant of the Blood and Sand which is perfect for Guy Fawkes Night which replaces the Scotch with a gunpowder strength dark rum.

 45 ml Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum
 15 ml cherry brandy
 15 ml sweet vermouth
 20 ml freshly squeezed orange juice

1

Add ice to a cocktail shaker.

2

Add all ingredients and to the shaker and shake until chilled.

3

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Ingredients

 45 ml Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum
 15 ml cherry brandy
 15 ml sweet vermouth
 20 ml freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions

1

Add ice to a cocktail shaker.

2

Add all ingredients and to the shaker and shake until chilled.

3

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Gunpowder and Sand

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