'It’s simple to make, rich, warming and delicious. The aromas alone re-energise our carol singers before they head off back into the cold.'
Hot Buttered Rum
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tsp maple syrup
1⁄4 tsp ground allspice
3 cloves (if desired)
50ml Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum (or similar golden rum)
Gently heat 1 tsp unsalted butter, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1⁄4 tsp ground allspice and 3 cloves (if desired) in a pan until smooth and combined. Turn off the heat, stir in 50ml Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum (or similar golden rum), then strain into a heatproof mug or glass. Top up with warm apple juice, and add some whipped cream and nutmeg for extra decadence.