Mulled apple juice

Mulled apple juice

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 8

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

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



    A clove is the dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a…

  • sugar or honey, to taste



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  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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scaryjane's picture
9th Dec, 2019
Lovely, as per other comments it doesn't need sugar/honey
1st Dec, 2019
Oh my gosh, even the adults wanted this. Fantastic taste. Easy too. And no sugar or honey needed.
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Joanne Burr
3rd Nov, 2019
Children and adults loved this. Flavours of Autumn/ Winter. No sugar or honey added.
18th Dec, 2017
Delicious; was even chosen by some adults who weren't driving so definitely a decent alternative to mulled wine. I left out the sugar after reading the previous comments but also the cloves (because I hate them).
25th Dec, 2016
We had this for Christmas eve. A hit all round! Thank you!
28th Feb, 2016
Nice to have a non alcoholic mulled drink to offer drivers and children.
16th Mar, 2015
Totally delicious. I've made this several times. I don't add the sugar as it doesn't need it. Recommended.
30th Dec, 2014
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.
13th Nov, 2014
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.
16th Dec, 2013
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.


13th Nov, 2018
Would this last a week if bottled up and stored in the fridge?
goodfoodteam's picture
14th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. We'd recommend serving this fresh.
15th Nov, 2018
Thank you for replying. I am planning on making some fresh on Christmas Day, however I am also planning on gifting some to a few people and was wondering how long it will last so I can put a best before date on it for them. Thank you
21st Dec, 2015
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
18th Jan, 2016
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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