Posted on November 5, 2010 | By TheEnabler | 1 Comment
It is one of my favorite things about the Brits. They have a day to celebrate someone trying to blow up Parliament. I do not think there is a man alive who, just having gone through this election season, does not sympathize with that and think to himself (or herself as the case may be), “Hmmmm, how much gunpowder would it take to blow up Congress.”
You just have to imagine that the stock market would rocket skyward if Congress was in “permanent recess.”
To celebrate that occasion, we would submit to you the Firecracker Cocktail.
• 1 oz. Vodka
• 2 oz. Dark Rum
• ½ oz. Sloe Gin
• Fill with Orange Juice
Put ice in a highball glass, pour vodka, dark rum and sloe gin and top with orange juice. Stir few a few seconds and raise a cup to “Bloody Treason!”
This is a cocktail that will fire you up and give you the backbone to consider desperate remedies for your own “King James”.
For a little historical context: (From the British Concise Encyclopedia)
born 1570, York, Eng. — died Jan. 31, 1606, London) British conspirator. A convert to Roman Catholicism and a religious zealot, Fawkes joined the Spanish army in the Netherlands in 1593 and became noted for his military skill. In 1604 he returned to England and joined a group of Catholic zealots intent on blowing up the Parliament building. When details of this Gunpowder Plot were discovered — Fawkes had planted and camouflaged at least 20 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Parliament building — Fawkes was arrested on Nov. 4, 1605. After being tortured to reveal the names of his accomplices, he was tried and executed opposite the Parliament building. England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day on November 5 with fireworks, masked children begging “a penny for the guy,” and the burning of Fawkes in effigy.