Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night


It’s November and nearly time to "Remember, remember the 5th of November".

We love Bonfire Night here at Burning Barn. A particular fondness for fireworks combined with a family business making Toffee Apples means this is a busy time of year for us!

As well as hand-crafting the first UK Smoked Rum, the perfect drink for this time of year, our family are fruit growers and have been producing traditional toffee apples for the last 20 years.

It’s this business which was burnt down in the fire in 2015, and the re-building of it from scratch which was the primary inspiration for starting Burning Barn.

Whether you’re putting together a fireworks display in your garden, visiting friends, or going to your local display, why not share some drinks with a smoky twist. Even if you stay cosy indoors, the mix of smoked apple wood and burnt treacle will bring the bonfire to you.

When you’re wrapped up in coats, scarves, and gloves, our Spiced rum’s smooth chilli kick will warm you up in no time. It’s perfect with ginger ale or coke, or you can either add a dash to your hot chocolate to really keep you toasty. Just make your perfect hot chocolate and stir in as much rum as you like!

Or if you’re looking to impress guests, here’s the perfect recipe for the best Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate you have ever tasted:


Makes 4 mugs


4 tsp Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

100 g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa content)

500 ml Milk

Brown Sugar/Honey to taste

100ml Rum (NOT optional)

Marshmallows (optional) 


Pour the milk into a sauce pan and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat, add the chocolate and cinnamon.

Stir constantly until the chocolate is melted.

Add cocoa powder, sugar and rum. Simmer for a further minute or two before turning of the heat.

Pour into mugs and top with an indecent amount of marshmallows/whipped cream/chocolate sauce…

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