Mulled wine might be the typical drink of choice on a cold winter’s evening, but it’s not to everyone’s taste. Here then, instead, is a recipe for a warming apple and orange drink, infused with the same festive spices and a belly-warming kick of ginger, but without the headiness of mulled wine (nor its alcohol). We’ll be serving it right through the Christmas period (you could even start on Bonfire Night) and on until Old Twelfth Night (17th January) when, traditionally, villagers in the cider-making counties would drink to the health of their trees with hot apple drinks and much revelry. A cheering idea indeed. This recipe makes enough for four–six mugfuls, depending on how generous you are.