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Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

A bit of a contradiction in terms but this beverage is juice based with no wine present.

bar Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine
You could substitute the grape juice for a berry based cordial and water or cranberry and orange juice. You could also add a star anise to the mix.

Picture by Werner Van Peppen

serves 6-8

1 litre red grape juice
1 lemon, washed and sliced with pips removed
2-3 cloves
3-4 green cardamom pods, slightly crushed
2 cinnamon sticks
2.5cm piece of root ginger, roughly chopped


Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and add 500ml of cold water and simmer for around 10-15 minutes to allow the spices to infuse and stir occasionally. Sweeten with a little sugar or honey if required.
Strain and ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses.
The cinnamon and the other spices can be removed before serving.


(c) 2012

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