Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.
But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one,
I'll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys!
God save the King [Queen]!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Once upon a time, in Merry Olde England, this group of English Catholics hatched a plan called The Gunpowder Plot. Headed by the infamous Guy Fawkes aka Guido Fawkes, the idea was to blow up King James and the House of Parliament. The coup failed, heads rolled, a holiday was born.
For his crime, Fawkes was hung, drawn and quartered and his decapitated head was displayed for all of London to see on Traitors Gate. The lesson? If you're looking for evening activities you're better off having a pint or a toddy than planning a plot.

In modern times, the V for Vendetta comic book series and film adaptations have adopted the Guy Fawkes mask as their anarchist symbol, Harry Potter's headmaster wizard, Dumbledore, named his Phoenix Fawkes, two Doctor Whos have Tardis-ed back to the failed plot and the Internet anarchist group, Anonymous, has used the mask when making physical appearances.

For his efforts, ineffectual as they were, the original Fawkes did get a drink created in his honor, by none other than cocktail master Anthony Caporale.

The Guy Fawkes Cocktail
Created by Drambuie Brand Ambassador, Anthony Caporale

"This drink brings together Guy Fawkes’ English roots in DRAMBUIE® along with his Spanish exploits connoted by the sherry, overlaid on the smokiness of Islay Scotch to evoke the infamous Gunpowder Plot to which he is inextricably linked."

2 parts DRAMBUIE®
1 part Islay Single Malt Scotch
1 part Oloroso Sherry
5 drops Bitter End Moroccan Bitters
Burnt Grapefruit Peel Garnish

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice until the tin frosts over. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice, garnish.

No, I did NOT do a personal adaptation of this drink. You don't mess with perfection. 

Enjoy by the light of a bonfire.


Updated 11-5-2016
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