This alcohol-free mulled wine is not only delicious, healthy and easy to make but it is also perfect if you are pregnant or teetotal. Brimming with nutrients and health benefits, this family recipe is ideal for children too.
Alcohol-free mulled wine recipe
300g fresh cranberries
200g black cherries
4 tbsp honey
1300ml of filtered or spring water
A thumb-sized chunk of ginger
3 cinnamon sticks
3-4 star anise flowers
8 cardamom pods
Place cranberries and 300 ml of water in a pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil (for 10-15 mins until cranberry skins split and bubbles form).
In the meantime, stone your cherries.
Turn off the heat. Add the cherries and honey.
Blend until smooth.
Stud the citrus fruit with the cloves, and slice.
Pour cherry sauce back into pan along with 1 litre of water, the spices and fruit.
Bring to the boil. After 25-30 minutes reduce to a simmer.
Serve warm. Add honey to taste.
Make your alcohol-free mulled wine in advance to greet guests with a delicious festive scent upon arrival.
*Cherries are brimming with free radical-fighting antioxidants (also great for healthy skin cells and memory) and phytosterols (known to reduce bad blood cholesterol).
*Cranberries are rich in vitamin C, as well as having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
*Cinnamon is known to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
*Star anise is antifungal, antibacterial and has antioxidant properties.
*Honey is ideal for soothing sore throats and treating coughs, as well as having numerous nutritional benefits.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy festive season from Natural Mumma!
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