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Mulled Apple Juice with Cranberry and Orange

A spiced apple juice, simmer with cranberry, orange slices, whole spices and molasses, which gets you right in the mood for the festive season
Course Drinks
Cuisine European
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Author Shinta


  • 1 liter Apple Juice
  • 2-3 small oranges I used sweet clementines
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh or dried I used dried organic cranberries
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon molasses If not available you can replace this with 1 tsp brown sugar


  • Add the apple juice to a pot and start to cook on low heat
  • Slice the oranges and add them in
  • Add all the other ingredients and let simmer for 20-30 minutes on low heat
  • Serve warm, garnished with a slice of orange and a cranberry


I have replaced apple cider which is used in the original wassail recipe, with apple juice for a kid-friendly version
You can add apple cider instead of apple juice or even add 1 cup red wine of your choice (Cabernet Sauvignon tastes great in mulled wine)