To make enough to serve 4, pour 1 litre still cider into a saucepan and add a glass of good apple juice if you like.
Add 6 cloves and 4 cinnamon sticks, cover and bring slowly to the boil.
As soon as it starts to simmer turn off the heat and add 200ml sloe gin (optional, but highly recommended) and 1 or 2 sliced oranges.
Taste, and add a little honey or sugar if you want.
Serve straight away… by a log fire.