Fireworks season is here which means it’s officially the beginning of mulled wine season. A season which I whole heartedly take part in because it opens up a whole new genre of drinks: hot cocktails.
I’ve already divulged my other dirty little rum secret, hot spiced buttered rum: this tipple is marginally less calorific.
I’ve used a nice fancy Anthropologie glass in the photo, but it’s the sort of drink that could also be drunk from a thermos, standing rugged-up in a muddy park, blinking up at the sky while some explosions go off. Happy weekend, people!
- Cloudy apple juice
- Spiced rum – I used Sailor Jerry
- Five whole cloves
- One or two whole star anise
- Grated orange rind
- A cinnamon stick
Heat up some apple juice in a saucepan or microwave to just before boiling point, then pour it into a mug or glass with a shot of rum in it.
Put the grated orange rind, cloves and star anise in a tea infuser and add the cinnamon stick; allow to infuse for a few minutes.
Give it a stir and enjoy.