Heat all liquids, cinnamon stick and cloves in small pot, simmer on low heat for 5 mins and stir to dissolve maple syrup, pour in mug hot, float butter pat and dust with lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne on top.
My friend caught a very contagious virus and needed something hot to ease the symptoms. I looked at various rum toddies and used this one as a starting point: https://www.cottercrunch.com/spiced-pineapple-rum-hot-toddy/
*this drink is NOT a cure for anything, despite the name. However, it can help relieve a lot of symptoms, although alcohol is not necessarily a good choice when seriously ill. Check with your doctor before consuming any alcoholic beverages.