Celebrate Bonfire Night with a flask of warming Irish coffee, spiked hot chocolate, hot mulled wine, warming punches and more. We have loads of cocktails to take the bite out of a chilly Bonfire Night.
This drinking chocolate tastes so luxurious and is made from the simplest of ingredients. Use a best quality dark chocolate bar for this, preferably organic, with at least 70% cocoa solids.
This is an easy way to spice up a shop bought drinking chocolate mix. Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on taste. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.
Finally, a vegan hot chocolate recipe that actually tastes good! For best results, use plain soya milk.
This is hot chocolate with vanilla-flavoured vodka and amaretto. It keeps you warm on a cold day.
Feel free to experiment with this basic hot chocolate recipe. You can add whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, a drizzle of toffee sauce, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a sprinkling of crushed digestives - the possibilities are endless! Adjust the amount of cocoa and sugar to taste.
I live near a posh chocolate shop and I can find delicious chocolate there from all over the world. I had a wonderful spiced hot chocolate there once, and here is my version of their fabulous recipe. You could also try a pinch of cayenne pepper instead of the black pepper.
This is a lovely treat.
Mm, now you can make your very own maple liqueur for those yummy autumn season cocktails like pumpkintinis! This mixture of rye whisky and maple syrup is also quite yummy stirred into hot coffee, hot chocolate or other hot cocktails!
Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine', is the Dutch version of the German gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam, for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
This is my version of mulled wine.
This aromatic mulled apple and rum punch is a perfect winter warmer.
This coffee drink is one of my favourites. It has a light chocolate taste and is perfect for a cold winter day.
Warm up with this traditional whisky drink.
Just one of these will warm you up - a great drink at night if you have a sore throat.
A sweet and creamy after dinner liqueur made with butterscoth scnapps, Irish cream liqueur and coffee liqueur. Better than dessert!
Authentic Caribbean rums are best for this drink.
This is a delicious winter warmer. Drinking chocolate, coffee and peppermint liqueur combine for a delightful drink that will warm you inside and out. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
This fabulous party punch couldn't be easier. Just add sugar to taste. Your guests will appreciate something different, and this is perfect taken in a thermos on a chilly autumn or winter evening. A cinnamon stick would be a nice addition.
A fantastic punch made with cognac, rum, honey, tea, lemon and orange. Perfect for the festive season, or as an alternative to mulled wine. This punch needs to infuse for a few hours before heating.
We serve this at our "Hair of the Dog" party on New Year's Day. It's a fantastically warming punch scented with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, chilli and orange. You can spike it with whisky, brandy or your favourite spirit.