Festive Winter’s Mulled Juice

I love almost everything about winter, feeling festive, dark nights, cold frosty days and snow. And this time of year in particular, the build up to Christmas is so exciting, sadly we are past the days of the nativity. But hanging onto the carol services and Santa for our dear lives. The last remnants of a Christmas that next year will change forever.

One thing that will never change is the emphasis on family time. And having festive family recipes that we can make together are moments that I hope will stay with us. The boys love creating in the kitchen, and it is something we encourage. Teaching the boys to be independent health conscious are high on the agenda. Health is a responsibility, not only for Jack, for all of us.

Mulled Juice 1

It is also that time of year that hot drinks are high up on the agenda. The first thing I do when I come home is reach for kettle. I know my water intake is down, and this is something I really need to address.

I also want to ensure the boys water intake is high, and a great way to ensure this is creating recipes with juice that feel a little different, yet fundamentally has a high water content.

Yesterday I tried out a recipe from the Robinsons Recipe Book. There are lots of great ways to make juice a little different.  This Mulled Apple and Blackcurrant Recipe really caught my eye.

Mulled Juice 2

 

You will need;

200 ml of Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant

800 ml of Water

4 Cloves

4 Black Peppercorns

2 Star Anise

1/2 tsp Ground Allspice

Cinnamon Sticks

Warm all of the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil, simmer for 3 minutes and then leave to rest for 3 minutes to infuse, and serve with a cinnamon stick.

Not only is the perfect winter warning juice, but great to have simmering away when visitors pop in, or when the boys get home from school.

 

10 Comments

  1. 8th December 2015 / 6:36 am

    Oh that sounds yummy! I’ve never heard of mulled juice before, only wine!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th December 2015 / 1:54 pm

      It is Karen and great for all the family. It made the house smell so festive too x

  2. 8th December 2015 / 6:12 pm

    Mulled wine I have had on many occasions but how great to make mulled juice for the kids. Sounds the perfect festive drink and great for my best friend who has given up drinking this year x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th December 2015 / 8:26 pm

      It is a great alternative Tracey and the kids loved it x

  3. 8th December 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Oh this looks perfect, I have made himself drive all the way to Costa tonight to satisfy my new addiction to their mulled juice. I’m going to have to give this a try – thank you for sharing Sarah xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th December 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Ha ha he might just be my new best friend if you like it. You can have it simmering away all the time now Lisa x

  4. 9th December 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Mmm sounds delicious, Sarah.

    We made the Spiced Orange Robinsons drink here and loved it. Definitely going to try this one too! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th December 2015 / 8:29 pm

      I need to try the spiced orange, and I notice the fizzy orange one too the boys will love that as a treat Jenna x

  5. 9th December 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I am not sure I have ever had a hot juice- it looks and sounds delicious!! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th December 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Oh it is Kate, I love it x

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