Mulled mead

Mulled mead

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


makes around 1 litre

Mulled mead or cider with a splash of brandy is a real festive treat, a warming alternative to mulled wine with cinnamon, ginger and citrus notes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per 125ml serving

  • kcal65
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0g
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  • 750ml mead (or cider)
  • 3 tbsp brandy



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

  • 250ml apple juice
  • 1 strip of lemon peel
  • 3 cloves



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

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, sliced



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…


  1. Pour the mead (or cider) into a saucepan and add the brandy, apple juice, lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon stick and ginger. Gently warm through until simmering then remove the spices and lemon zest with tongs or strain through a sieve before serving.

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Nate Freeland's picture
Nate Freeland
29th Oct, 2018
I just made a take on this! I substitute fennel seed for the clove and cherry bitters in place of apple juice. A splash of grenadine turns the cherry around quite nicely. All in all a very well cocktail.
14th Dec, 2016
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