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



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  • 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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27th Oct, 2013
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.
5th Feb, 2013
A great alternative to mulled wine. Just as warming, but without the worry of alcohol!
17th Nov, 2012
I added some lemon and orange slices rather than the orange peel. Really tasty alternative to mulled wine.
5th Nov, 2012
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.
12th Feb, 2012
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!
11th Dec, 2011
YuMmY iN mY tUmMy :D
9th Sep, 2011
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.
30th Nov, 2010
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.
9th Nov, 2010
Totally lush - I'm not a big drinker (as in booze) and this is such a wonderful alternative - even those who like mulled win were coming back for more of thise one! Blogged about it here
7th Aug, 2010
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!


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