This was served up when Chantel, Delia and I had dinner with Mum at her place before she set off on her big adventure. When we asked if it had sugar in it Mum said "No; just maple syrup". Nom.
This makes not nearly enough as far as I'm concerned!
1/2C Blackcurrant syrup
1/4C Maple syrup
6 cloves and cardamon
1/4 mixed spice
1/4t cracked pepper
2 Cinnamon sticks
slice of an orange or two
Mix and simmer gently on the stove until the spices drop to the bottom of the pot.
I am sure that you could try to make a good thing better with the addition of brandy and / or red wine.