A truly warming winter tipple, this mulled apple juice is best served in front of a warm fire with friends. The pomander is created by studding a Pink Lady® apple with cloves, giving the juice real wow-factor as well as adding depth of flavour.
Make each pomander by wrapping string around the Pink Lady® apples as if you are tying a bow around a present. Wrap the string around the apple three times and tie a knot to secure. Leave some long pieces of string on the top of the apple. Using a sharp skewer or a tooth pick, prick holes in vertical lines down the apple, then push the cloves into the holes.
In a large pan place the Pink Lady® apple juice, rum, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, star anise and the Pink Lady® pomanders. Gently bring to a near boil, then let the juice simmer gently for 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Serve hot or warm.