Day two of Melissa's favourite Christmas cocktails & we've moved onto something a little more adventurous (that may take a little more preparation time, but is more than worth it!)...inspired by Charles Dickens very own recipe, a fabulously festive hot gin punch, perfect to warm up your chilly guests when arriving in from the cold.
You will need:
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and place on a low heat.
Let the concoction cook without boiling for 20 minutes.
Taste and re-balance the sweet/sour flavours with more honey or lemon, if needed.
Cook for a further ten minutes & serve hot - we love the idea of pouring it from a chintzy teapot - if Christmas isn't the time for a little whimsy, then when is?