Winter time is all about being with family, snowball fights and warm nights by the fire. For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the thought if mulled wine or a warm winter cocktail can be inviting, but has to be forgone. Lucky, we found a non-alcoholic spin on the classic winter Mulled Wine for those who are avoiding alcohol, or just want a warm, spicy and fruity drink.
Mock Mulled Wine
1 Litre Pulp-free Orange Juice
1 Litre Cranberry Juice
8 Cinnamon Sticks
8 Star Anise
Combine and Orange Juice, Canberry Juice, 3 Cinnamon Sticks Cloves and Star Anise in a large saucepan. Slowly bring the mixture u to a boil, when reduce to a simmer, and keep on the heat for 5-6 minutes when the spices start to become fragrant. Once simmered, pour immediately into mugs. Slice the orange into rounds and place 1 round, 2 blueberries, 1 Star Anise and a cinnamon stick each individual mug as a garnish. Each batch should produce enough Mock Mulled Wine for 6-8 mugs.
Enjoy in the evening with a few squares of dark chocolate for an indulgent treat.
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