This absolutely delicious Christmas drink will warm you up and is amazingly easy to make and it’s alcohol free! Read on for the recipe.
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The heat, orange and wonderful combination of spices may have you thinking this mulled apple juice is alcoholic when you taste it, even though it isn’t! Add an optional equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sweetener of your choice (for instance agave syrup or stevia) per cup.
Why Alcohol Free?
Here are just a few reasons why enjoying the rich flavours and spices of Christmas without alcohol is worthwhile:
- Alcohol has been shown to detrimentally impact the microbiome / gut flora
- Alcohol has been shown to have adverse impacts on quality of sleep
- Alcohol adds to toxic load on the liver
- Alcohol can weaken the immune system and ability to fight off infections
Mulled Apple Juice (Alcohol-Free) Recipe
- Apple Juice – 1 litre (fresh pressed)
- Oranges, fresh – 2 (sliced)
- Cinnamon – 4 sticks
- Nutmeg, whole – 4 kernels
- Star Anise – 8 pods
- Bay Leaves – 16 Green
- Cardamom – 24 pods
- Whole Cloves – 24
- Whole Allspice – 24 berries
Slow cook for 4 hours on low heat, or boil for 15 minutes and leave in the pan for 30 minutes.
Your Questions & Comments
Let me know if you tried this recipe or have other favourite alcohol free drinks for Christmas. Do you have any questions about this post? Let me know in the comments…
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