Appleberry Mulled Wine

Appleberry Mulled Wine

Serves 12

Takes 25-30 minutes to make


  • 2 x 75cl bottles of red wine (such as Merlot)
  • 1l / 1 3/4 pt apple juice
  • 115g / 4oz caster sugar
  • 1 long cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tbsp orange Curacao or Cointreau
  • 100g / 4oz frozen fruits of the forest
  • 3 small red-skinned apples, sliced into rings



1. Pour the wine and apple juice into a large saucepan, then add the sugar, cinnamon stick and star anise.

2. Heat gently, stirring once or twice until the sugar has dissolved, then continue heating gently for another 15 minutes.

3. Just before serving, swirl in the Curacao or Cointreau, throw in the frozen fruits and add the apple slices.

4. Serve in warm glasses.


One of the Road (Under the Limit)


  • 115gr / 4 1/2 caster sugar
  • juice 2 oranges
  • still water approx 1/2 cup to dissolve the sugar
  • 1 litre / approx 4 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • fresh cranberries to decorate with a sprig mint



1. Put the sugar, orange juice and still water into a pan and dissolve the sugar.

2. Bring to the boil and boil for 3 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

3. Pour the syrup into a chilled jug and add the cranberry juice.

4. To serve pour in the mineral water and add the cranberries and mint.

5. To make it really festive, freeze some cranberries and mint in your ice cube tray.