Spiced apple syrup sipper

For those feeling adventurous, here’s a mocktail recipe that will fill your family home with the traditional Christmas smell of cinnamon.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Spiced apple syrup sipper
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 centimetre knob of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 millilitre honey
  • 200 millilitre water
  • 750 millilitre Appletiser


Spiced apple syrup sipper
  • 1
    In a dry frying pan, toast cardamom, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon stick until aromatic.
  • 2
    Combine these in a small pan with the ginger, vanilla extract, honey and water and bring to the boil.
  • 3
    Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often (the longer you simmer, the stronger the spice flavours will be) then remove from heat and strain.
  • 4
    Allow syrup to cool, and then pour over ice, top with Appletiser and a squeeze of lemon juice.


To make this a cocktail simply add 200ml Scotch whisky.

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