Variations of this recipe can be found on many web pages. One page credits the NY Time but I am a Times Select member and have not been able to find it there. Wherever it came from, it’s really the best recipe. Below is how I’ve been making it for years. I usually double or triple the recipe because it goes fast in my house. I put it in empty decorative rum bottles. The alcohol is optional – it’s delicious without it and kids love it. I add the alcohol to part of it and leave the rest plain so that each person can add as much of the type of alcohol they prefer. I like to add a bit of rum and bit of orange liquor such as Grand Marnier. This is great stuff so don’t skimp on the spices – use fresh ones, especially nutmeg.