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Mulled apple juice

Mulled apple juice

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A non-alcoholic alternative to mulled wine, ideal for entertaining kids and drivers

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition

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Ingredients

  • 1l apple juice
  • strips of orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick, plus extra to garnish, if you like
  • 3 cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • sugar or honey, to taste

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

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Method

  1. Simmer the apple juice with the strips of orange peel, cinnamon stick and cloves for about 5-10 mins until all the flavours have infused. Sweeten to taste.

  2. Serve each drink with a little orange peel and a piece of cinnamon stick, if you like.

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Comments (16)

abident's picture
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Totally delicious. I've made this several times. I don't add the sugar as it doesn't need it.
Recommended.

FamilyH's picture
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Made this a week before Christmas. Added a sachet of mulled wine spices for more flavour. Delicious, went down really well with everybody! Will make this next year too.

buttons13's picture
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Juiced 8 apples for fresh apple juice which made Knuth for two people and followed the recipe with 1tsp honey. Optional tip, i also added two shots of orange liquor at the end which worked well. Nice recipe.

ge0jane's picture

Such a great alternative to mulled wine or cider for the drivers, I followed the recipe word for word but used cloudy apple juice. Smells and tastes amazing.

sara67's picture

Did this yesterday, put it in a flask and took it on a long walk. Absolutely delicious. Didnt bother with fruit skins, I put a slug of lemon juice in to give it a citrus burst. I did put a couple of tea spoons of sugar in it, which I don't think I'll bother with next time, it didn't need it. Im going to keep this receipe a secret, it will gaurantee im invited to all those bonfire parties coming up, especially as it's so transportable! Give it a go it's so easy.

joleneme's picture
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A great alternative to mulled wine. Just as warming, but without the worry of alcohol!

jenni21's picture
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I added some lemon and orange slices rather than the orange peel. Really tasty alternative to mulled wine.

agirlandfood's picture
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I made this as an alternative to mulled wine on bonfire night. It made a really good winter warmer for the kids, and was a preferred alternative to beer for some of the oldies!

I found that it was quite strong/thick so could be diluted down with a bit of cold water, which made it a more drinkable temperature as well.

neezy1911's picture

Must give it a try, judging from the comments. We have bottles and bottles of our own apple juice so looks like this is the recipe!

flick67's picture
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YuMmY iN mY tUmMy :D

m_saafan's picture
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My husband is a regular on anything that is juice... I made this for him as a special treat on a special day.. He loved it!
It wasn't clear as it shows in the picture though, but then maybe because I left all the ingredients in the apple juice in the fridge overnight and seived the day after. Didn't need any sugar or honey.

jannypan99's picture

Yum - enjoyed by all - kids and adults alike. Didn't have cinnamon sticks but 1 level tsp ground cinnamon and sieved it before serving. Will certainly be serving this at Christmas.

fay1512's picture
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We had this at Christmas family party last year ... it was very, very popular with everyone!!! You won't be disappointed... Just looking the recipe out again today for a dinner party... 6+ stars defo!

carolyn123's picture
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Made this for Bonfire night, it was yummy and went down especially well with the drivers and kids.

nomiwoo's picture
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This was yummy on Hallowe'en night - made a little more grown up with the addition of Zubrowka!

Questions (2)

paulagarrity's picture

Can you make this about 3-4 days before Christmas Day and then store it? Would it still be okay? If so, what would I store it in/where shall I store it?
Thanks so much

goodfoodteam's picture

Yes, this can be made 4 days ahead then kept in the fridge in a covered glass or china jug or bowl.

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