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Five cocktail recipes to get ready for Bonfire Night

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Get your tipple sorted (Picture: Aldi)

Bonfire night celebrations are back this year – and even better, they land on a Friday.

Family and friends will gather in gardens, fields and funfairs to watch displays as fireworks light up the skies. It’s as much a social event as it is a visual spectacle.

To sip on while you watch the sky fill with fireworks, why not try a sparkling cocktail?

While children enjoy toffee apples, adults can have something a little more exciting to look forward to.

From a spiced up Hot Chocolate to a Citrus Whiskey punch, Aldi have five cocktail recipes to try this November 5.

Nuts about rum

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An adult thick-shake (Picture: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Cassario Black Spiced Rum
  • 2 scoops of peanut butter
  • 80ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 20g milk chocolate (melted)
  • Cocoa powder to dust

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and add a scoop full of ice.
  2. Cover the rim of the glass in chocolate and crushed peanuts.
  3. Pour in the blended cocktail and dust with cocoa.

Spiced honey

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Midnight tipple (Picture: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 70 ml Cassario Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ fresh lime, juiced
  • ¼ tsp honey
  • Mint leaves
  • Prosecco
  • Ice cubes

To garnish:

  • Mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  1. Put the rum, lime juice and honey, along with most of the mint leaves and ice cubes, into a cocktail shaker, and shake well.
  2. Strain and pour into a coupe Champagne glass.
  3. Top with Prosecco, a couple of ice cubes and fresh mint leaves.

Citrus whiskey punch

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A new hot toddy (Picture: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Black 8-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 60ml cold green tea
  • Dash of fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon to garnish

Method:

  1. Shake all ingredients in a shaker and pour over the ice into 2 teacups.
  2. Garnish with lemon slices.

Hot and spicy

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Spice it up (Picture: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Highland Black 8-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
  • 400ml apple juice
  • 8 teaspoons clear set honey
  • 4-8 teaspoons The Pantry lemon and lime juice
  • 3 cloves
  • 1-inch fresh ginger
  • 2 pinches Stonemill Ground Cinnamon

Method:

  1. Heat all the ingredients except the whisky over a low heat until all the flavours have infused.
  2. Add in the whisky.
  3. Serve in a heat proof mug with a slice of green apple and a sprinkle of Stonemill Ground Cinnamon.

Choco locos

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Something sweet (Picture: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Cassario Black Spiced Rum
  • 250ml Cowbelle Full Fat Milk
  • 100g Moser Roth Milk Chocolate
  • ½ tsp Cornflour
  • 1 swirl Cowbelle Double Cream
  • 100g Moser Roth Dark Chocolate

Method:

  1. Add the cornflour to a little milk to make a paste. Place to one side.
  2. Gently heat the milk until it is hot but not boiling. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in the cornflour mixture and the grated chocolate.
  4. Stir until chocolate has melted.
  5. Place back on low heat until the mix has changed consistency and thickened.
  6. Once heated, serve in a warmed mug before adding a measure of rum and top with a swirl of double cream.
  7. Decorate with grated dark chocolate.

 

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