Mulled gin served in two glasses

Mulled gin

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 8 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Infuse apple juice with festive spices to make this Christmassy gin cocktail

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal115
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 100ml gin
    Gin

    Gin

    jinn

    Gin has enjoyed a huge revival recently. It's usually served alongside tonic water (a…

  • 400ml apple juice
  • ½ lemon, sliced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
    Cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

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

  • 2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 3 juniper berries, lightly crushed
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp runny honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

For the garnish

  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 lemon slices, halved
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Divide the gin between four small heatproof glasses or teacups. 

  2. Tip the apple juice into a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Heat gently until simmering, then strain into a jug. Pour the mulled apple juice into the glasses with the gin and stir gently to combine. Garnish each glass with a bay leaf and half a lemon slice and serve warm. 

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