- 30ml Batts Hill Cucumber & Clementine gin
- 15ml Tripple sec
- 15ml Vermouth rosso
- 10ml Campari
- 45ml orange juice
As it's Guy Fawkes and we like to set the night alight we think this drink calls for a twist in the form of a flamed orange peel.
This is a spectacular technique in a bartender's bag of tricks. At a crowded bar, a quick burst of flame always turns heads and sparks conversation and best of all, you can try this one at home!
Simply cut a fresh piece of citrus fruit at least an inch in diameter. Try finding a thicker piece of peel as it will be easier to squeeze over a lit match. Once your cocktail is made and you are ready to impress your guests, hold the citrus peel side down above your cocktail. Now light a match and wave the peel slowly over the match for a couple of seconds which will help warm the natural oils. Now twist and squeeze the peel over the lit match. Snap your forefinger and thumb together pretty sharply and strongly to press out a lot of oil quickly and you should have a momentary burst of fire 🔥
Be patient. The first few times you do this, it might not work very well, but keep practicing. Be sure to use fresh oranges, and you'll eventually get it right!