This is the ideal drink to make when the weather turns chilly and the dark nights draw in. You can add whatever alcohol you fancy but I prefer brandy. It seems to work beautifully with the spices and citrus.
500 ml water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, juice and zest
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar or good squeeze of honey
good glug of brandy
1. Put all the ingredients in a pan and gently heat until warm. Don’t bring to the boil. Serve in a huge mug to warm you up in no time.