Try Hidcote's mulled apple juice

Drinks

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
Five different types of apples go into our popular apple juice © John Miller

Five different types of apples go into our popular apple juice

Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres apple juice (Hidcote Apple Juice is perfect)
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • Peel of an orange - cut into strips
  • Peel of a lemon - cut into strips 
  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger

Method

  • Pour the apple juice and sugar into a large stainless steel saucepan
  • Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, ginger, orange peel and lemon peel into a muslin bag. Secure with kitchen string then drop the spice bag into the juice mixture
  • Place the saucepan over a medium heat for between five and ten minutes or until the mixture is very hot but not boiling
  • Remove from the heat and discard the spice bag. Ladle the juice into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each cup
  • Sit back and enjoy the aromatic scents and tasty tonic - perfect for a cold, autumnal day