Not only is it the month of eating all things festive, it is the time to drink all things festive. Most people will be making up batches of mulled wine or cider, but for those that don’t drink alcohol, Christmas is normally filled with plain juice or water. This drink tastes just like mulled cider, with all the festive spices, but without any of the alcohol (or as many calories).
- 500ml Apple Juice
- 1 Orange or clementine, cut into quarters
- 12 cloves
- 2 cardamon pods, crushed
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Grated nutmeg
1) Pour the apple juice into a pan and gently squeeze some of the juice from the orange slices into the pan. Stud the orange slices with the cloves and add to the pan with the rest of the ingredients (apart from the nutmeg).
2) Heat through until warm and serve in a mug with a little grated nutmeg on top.