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Non alcoholic mulled wine in glasses with star anise and clementine, in a Christmas setting.
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The BEST Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

A cup of non alcoholic spiced mulled wine to warm you up this winter with all the flavour and none of the alcohol. Easy and tastes just like the traditional stuff!
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 161kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all the juices (except the ginger juice), pomegranate molasses, sliced clementines and whole spices into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Turn down to low and steep for 20 minutes.
    1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup red grape juice, 1 ½ cups cranberry juice, 2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses, 2 clementines, 1 long cinnamon stick, 3 star anise, 6 cloves, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Add the freshly squeezed ginger juice just before serving and stir to combine.
    1.5 teaspoon ginger juice

Notes

Ginger juice - ginger juice sounds hard to come by but I promise you it isn’t. No fancy equipment or presses are needed. Just finely grate 2-3 inch chunk of peeled ginger and gather the gratings, then squeeze it very hard through a sieve or muslin. It’ll release a potent yellow ginger juice that is perfect for this mulled wine.
You may think that just adding a slice of ginger will be fine… well, you can do that if you prefer but it won’t be the same. This will ensure you get that little bite that makes this recipe the best! Also, the key to the ginger juice is adding it just before serving! No need to cook it out at all. This is very important otherwise the flavours will dull over time and cooking. 
Pomegranate molasses - If you don’t have access to pomegranate molasses, you can try adding a touch of brown sugar and a splash of lemon juice. This will not replace the depth or complexity of flavour that you would get from the molasses though so I would highly recommend sourcing this even if from online. It lasts a long time and you can also use it in this Cast Iron Chicken Thighs with Cherries recipe. 
Scaling up - On scaling this recipe I would recommend increasing the pomegranate molasses but keeping the whole spices the same and just make sure it is steeped for long enough to ensure the flavour is there. For example if you double the recipe, double the molasses, but keep the spices the same. 
Serving to kids - be sure to strain out the whole spices for the kids. You might also want to add the ginger juice after you've served up their mugs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 65.7mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 34.2g | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 11.2mg | Iron: 0.1mg