Celebrate the festive season with the traditional Christmas fragrance of cinnamon and spices.
What: Ten cardamom pods, half a teaspoon of black peppercorns, half a teaspoon of cloves, one cinnamon stick, 2cm knob of peeled and chopped ginger, one teaspoon vanilla extract, 750ml Appletiser, 200ml honey, 200ml water
How: In a dry frying pan, toast cardamom, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon stick until aromatic. Combine these in a small pan with the ginger, vanilla extract, honey and water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often (the longer you simmer, the stronger the spice flavours will be) then remove from heat and strain. Allow syrup to cool, and then pour over ice. Top with Appletiser and a squeeze of lemon juice.