I know lots of us have our favourite festive tipple but I thought I'd do some gorgeously sumptuous non-alcoholic ones. The sort that you can fill a flask with and take on a wintery walk, or over to friends. Perfect for every guest and lets be fair if you want to 'adult' them up a little just add a slug of Calvados to the spiced apple or some Baileys to the hot chocolate.
Malted hot chocolate (Serves 1)
10 maltesers (crushed) (or 60g chocolate for regular hot chocolate)
1 mug of whole milk
1 scant tsp cocoa
10 mini marshmallows
3 whole maltesers
Heat the milk to just below boiling, place the crushed maltesers into a jug, pour in the milk whisk, add the cocoa and re-whisk. Pour back into the pan and reheat or reheat in the microwave. Pour into a glass mug and top with the mini marshmallows and whole maltesers.
Warm Spiced Apple Juice (Serves 4)
750ml Cloudy apple juice
2 Cinnamon sticks
3 heaped Tbsp soft brown sugar
Peel of 2 clementines (Peeled with a peeler)
2 Star Anise
1 Mulled wine spice sachet
Place all of the above ingredients into a pan, warm gently for about 5 minutes. Strain and serve.