A blue background with a glass mug at the front filled with a dark yellow spiced drink and a cinnamon stick

Mulled gin

  • serves 8
  • Easy

We've paired apple juice with gin and aromatic spices for a warming festive tipple – a great alternative to mulled wine


Stir up a warming mulled gin, then check out our mulled cider, mulled winemulled hot chocolate and more winter cocktails.



  • gin 400ml, (use 200ml if you prefer a less boozy drink)
  • apple juice (not from concentrate) 1 litre
  • cloves 2
  • cardamom pods 2, bruised using a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin
  • cinnamon stick 1
  • juniper berries 4
  • black peppercorns ¼ tsp
  • runny honey 1 tbsp
  • spiced liqueur a dash, (we used Sky Wave Spiced Apple gin liqueur, but cherry brandy also works well)
  • lemon and pear slices, star anise and cinnamon sticks to garnish


  • Step 1

    Divide the gin between eight heatproof glass mugs. Tip the apple juice, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, juniper berries, peppercorns and honey into a large pan and warm gently over a low heat until just simmering. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 1 hour, then strain into a large jug and discard the aromatics. 

  • Step 2

    To serve, reheat the mulled apple juice over a low heat, if needed, then stir in the liqueur and divide between the cups. Stir to combine with the gin, then garnish with lemon and pear slices, star anise and cinnamon sticks before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 188
  • Carbs 13.7g
  • Sugars 13.7g
  • Protein 0.2g
  • Salt 0.01g