|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Cinnamon stick||3 Inch|
|Anise seeds||1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Ground mace||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Brandy/Rum||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Combine sugar, water, cinnamon, anise seeds and mace in a small suacepan; bring to boiling, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes; strain into a small bowl.
Stir in brandy or rum. Use while still warm.