Mulled mead or cider with a splash of brandy is a real festive treat, a warming alternative to mulled wine with cinnamon, ginger and citrus notes.
- 750ml mead (or cider)
- 3 tbsp brandy
- 250ml apple juice
- 1 strip of lemon peel
- 3 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, sliced
Pour the mead (or cider) into a saucepan and add the brandy, apple juice, lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon stick and ginger. Gently warm through until simmering then remove the spices and lemon zest with tongs or strain through a sieve before serving.