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Non alcoholic mulled wine in a glass mug.

Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine

5 from 7 votes
This alcohol-free mulled wine is made of grape juice, cranberry juice and spices for a warming winter drink. It's suitable for kids, preganant women and everyone else.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Eloïse Jennes

Ingredients 

Spices

  • 1 tablespoon cardamom pods or ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 5 cloves

For the alcohol free mulled wine

  • 3 cups (750 ml) pure grape juice* made of 100% grapes
  • ½ cup (250 ml) pure cranberry juice* made of 100% cranberries
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 bag of cinnamon tea* optional

Instructions

  • Place the cardamom pods on a cutting board and crush them with the flat side of a knife (see step-by-step pictures in the post above). Slightly press on the blade with your fingertips until you hear the pods crack.
  • Peel and slice one of the oranges. Juice the other orange.
  • Add the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick (if using powder add it later on), peppercorns and cloves to a larg pot or Dutch oven. Dry-roast the spices over low-medium heat for 5 minutes, while stirring frequently.
  • Pour in the grape juice, cranberry juice and orange juice. Add the orange slices and cinnamon tea bag (if using). This is also the perfect time to add cinnamon powder if you didn't use a stick. Cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit on the countertop for another hour if time allows. This will make it even more flavorful.
  • Strain the virgin mulled wine through a fine-mesh sieve and serve right away.

Notes

  1. If using a 46 oz bottle of grape juice, double the recipe.
  2. You can substitute grape juice with alcohol-free red wine or apple juice. If using apple juice, the drink will taste more like a hot cider than warm mulled wine.
  3. You can use pomegranate juice instead of cranberry juice. Make sure it's made of 100% pure fruits and has no added sugar or other ingredients. The acidity of the juice really balances out the sweetness of the grape juice and makes it taste more like wine. 
  4. Adding a bag of cinnamon tea to the mulled wine really intensifies the cinnamon flavor. Our favorite tea is "Hot Cinnamon Spice" by Harney & Sons.
  5. Storage tips: you can store the virgin mulled wine in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g
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