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Mulled Pome­gran­ate Gin In­fus­ing your own gin is easy and de­li­cious – and makes for a won­der­fully fes­tive G&T.

Hands-on time 10min, plus 2 weeks in­fus­ing. Cooking time about 10min. Makes about 800ml (1⅓ pint)

✴ 40g (1½oz) caster su­gar ✴ 1 cin­na­mon stick ✴ 4 cloves ✴ ½tsp all­spice berries ✴ 3cm (1¼in) piece fresh root gin­ger, peeled and roughly chopped ✴ 2 pomegranates, halved ✴ 700ml (1¼ pint) dry gin 1 Heat 100ml (3½fl oz) wa­ter with the su­gar, spices and gin­ger in a small pan over a low heat un­til su­gar dis­solves. Turn up the heat and boil for 5min. 2 Mean­while, work­ing over a bowl, scoop the seeds from the pomegranates – catch­ing any juices in the bowl. Dis­card any white pith and trans­fer to a large jug or Kil­ner jar with the spiced syrup and gin. Cover and leave to in­fuse in the fridge for 2 weeks. 3 Strain through a fine sieve and de­cant into ster­ilised bot­tles. PER SERV­ING (25ml/1 fl oz) 54cals, 0g pro­tein, 0g fat (0g sat­u­rates), 2g carbs (2g to­tal sug­ars), 0g fi­bre TO STORE Keep the bot­tled gin in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months (it will darken in colour).

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