- 4 apples, (or skip this stage and buy 1 litre of apple cider)
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 3 cloves
- 1/4 nutmeg ground.
- 2 star of anise
- 1/2 vanilla pod.
- pinch black pepper
- Peel and chop the apples. Add to a pan with water to cover and another two inches. Boil for one hour then strain. (Or, add 1 litre apple cider to your pan).
- Bring newly made apple cider base to a pan and bring to the boil. Then add all the spices to the pan, and leave to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes before ladling out!