One of my favourite winter drinks is a Gingerbread Latte and last year I learnt to make my own fab gingerbread syrup
2 cups water,
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar;
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger;
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon;
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Combine all the ingredients into a medium pan, bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer, leave uncovered simmer for 15 minutes remove from heat.
To make Latte:Add 1/4 cup of syrup and espresso shot into a mug and then top with steamed milk
Syrup will keep for a while pop it in an old clean jam jar or something similar.
3 cups of water;
3 cups of milk;
6-8 black tea bags;
1/2 cup honey;
1 tsp ground cinnamon;
1tsp ground cardamom;
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg;
1/2 tsp ground cloves;
1/2 tsp ground ginger.
Bring water and milk to the boil, add remaining ingredients and return to boil. remove from heat and let steep for 3-5 minutes, remove tea bags and then filter.
Now you can either serve this as it is hot or iced.
Personally I fill half a mug with this mix and top with steamed milk (add additional sugar to taste if required).
Mix keeps for a few days in the fridge