Mulled ale warmer
1 litre (1.75 pints) ale
30g (1.25oz) caster sugar
Generous pinches of ground clove, grated nutmeg and ground ginger
3 tbsp rum, whisky or brandy
1. Mix all ingredients together, except rum or brandy in a non-stick pan. Bring to a fast simmer. Remove from heat.
2. Add the rum or brandy and extra sugar to taste.
Cooks tip: To add a bit of zing, use a cinnamon stick and stir each glass before drinking. You can also add a little bit of fruitiness with the addition of slices of apple at the end of stage one.