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Mulled gin

Published: October 20, 2021 at 10:18 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + infusing
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

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

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal188
carbs13.7g
sugars13.7g
protein0.2g
salt0.01g
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Stir up a warming mulled gin, then check out our mulled cider, mulled winemulled hot chocolate and more winter cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 400ml gin, (use 200ml if you prefer a less boozy drink)
  • 1 litre apple juice (not from concentrate)
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods, bruised using a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 juniper berries
  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • a dash spiced liqueur, (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

Method

  • 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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