Look no further than this article for the ultimate non-alcoholic mulled wine recipe for this Christmas.
This recipe will create a warming, homemade, non-alcoholic mulled wine, a delightful twist on the classic alcoholic recipe.
An aromatic and flavorful concoction brings together the richness of grape and apple juices infused with a medley of spices.
So whether you’re abstaining from alcohol or simply prefer a non-alcoholic option, this recipe will tickle your taste buds. Picture yourself enveloped in the comforting aromas of citrus, cinnamon, and star anise as you sip on a steaming mug of this delightful drink.
- Are you seeking a warm and comforting beverage that captures the essence of the holiday season?
- TMTGN’s interesting facts about mulled wine & its origins:
- Mulled wine – a delicious alcohol-free version
- The basic mulled wine recipe – impress every time
- A step-by-step guide for the preparation – follow for perfection
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- Your questions answered about this topic
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TMTGN’s interesting facts about mulled wine & its origins:
- Mulled wine is said to date back to ancient Rome.
- It goes by a number of different names across the world, like Glühwein in Germany.
- Mulled wine is a popular drink around Christmas time. It’s often served at Christmas markets around the world.
- While red wine is the popular choice for mulled wine, you can actually make it with white wine, cider, and non-alcoholic alternatives.
Mulled wine – a delicious alcohol-free version
This recipe takes the essence of traditional mulled wine and transforms it into an alcohol-free masterpiece, which is perfect for everyone to enjoy, even your children.
This is a healthier alternative, catering to non-drinkers. Or, of course, if you’re simply craving a cosy and flavourful drink, non alcoholic mulled wine.
This tantalising beverage will leave your taste buds craving more. That will also create a festive ambience in your home whilst you brew this incredible tasting alcohol-free mulled wine.
Follow along as we guide you through the basic steps of making this delightful and comforting drink in time for the autumn season.
To prepare your non-alcoholic mulled wine, you will need the following ingredients readily available in your pantry or you can pop to the shop to pick up anything you’re missing.
- 4 cups of grape juice – Try and opt for a higher-quality grape juice that is rich in flavour and look for options without added sugar for a healthier choice.
- 1 cup of apple juice – You can choose a natural and unfiltered apple juice to add a touch of sweetness and depth to your mulled wine, this will make it even more delicious.
- 1 orange, sliced – Orange slices lend a citrusy note and a burst of freshness to the drink so remember to have an orange on hand for your mulled wine.
- 1 lemon, sliced – Lemons add a tangy and zesty twist that complements the other flavours that you will add to your drink.
- 2 cinnamon sticks – These fragrant cinnamon sticks provide a warm and comforting aroma which will add depth to your mulled wine.
- 6 whole cloves – Cloves will contribute a hint of earthiness and depth to the flavour profile of this homemade non-alcoholic mulled wine.
- 4-6 star anise pods – Star anise brings a subtle liquorice-like flavour that enhances the overall taste experience.
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup (optional) – For those who prefer a touch of sweetness, these natural sweeteners can be added according to your own personal preference.
- Additional orange or lemon slices for garnish (optional) – These slices serve as a visually appealing garnish if you wish to make it look as nice as it tastes. You can also substitute slices with a splash of orange juice.
Now you have the ingredients for your special holiday drink, it’s time to discuss the method of how you can create this delicious mulled wine.
A step-by-step guide for the preparation – follow for perfection
- In a large saucepan, combine the grape juice and apple juice, creating a base for your non-alcoholic mulled wine.
- Add the orange and lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise pods to the saucepan. These aromatic ingredients will infuse the liquid with their delightful flavours and as a bonus give your home a beautiful aroma.
- If you prefer a sweeter beverage, you can include honey or maple syrup to taste. Stir gently to ensure the sweetener is well incorporated.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer. Make sure it doesn’t boil. It’s essential to avoid boiling the liquid to prevent the flavours from becoming too concentrated.
- Once the mulled wine is simmering, reduce the heat to low and let it infuse for approximately 15-20 minutes. This allows the spices to mingle and create a harmonious blend.
- After the desired infusion time, carefully remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the mixture. This step ensures that the non-alcoholic mulled wine is free from any solid particles.
- Pour the warm, spiced beverage into individual mugs or heatproof glasses, inviting everyone to indulge in the comforting flavours and fragrances.
- For an extra touch of visual appeal, consider garnishing each serving with a slice of orange or lemon. It adds a vibrant pop of colour to the drink.
Non-alcoholic mulled wine is the perfect beverage to warm your soul during chilly evenings and celebrate special occasions.
With its enchanting blend of grape and apple juices infused with an array of spices, this delightful creation offers a remarkable alternative to traditional mulled wine. You can experience the joy of sipping a steaming mug filled with rich flavours and cosy aromas.
There are some amazing takes on the basic and traditional mulled wine recipe which we could not mention above. So here are some of our favourites which you might like to try too:
Pomegranate and cranberry juice version of the non-alcoholic mulled wine: An easy and tasty option if you’d rather omit the grape and apple and use pomegranate juice instead.
Pomegranate molasses and nutmeg additions: A warming blend for the Christmas festivities.
A simple four-ingredient version of this recipe: A super easy and crowd favourite option if you are a beginner.
Your questions answered about this topic
In this section, we answer some of our readers’ most frequently asked questions, including some that appear often in online searches on the topic.
What is non-alcoholic mulled wine made of?
Non-alcoholic mulled wine is often made of grape and apple juice with a number of spice combinations and citrus, all to create the Christmassy drink.
Does making mulled wine remove alcohol?
The process of making traditional mulled wine involves heating the wine along with various spices and ingredients. The heating process evaporates some of the alcohol, but it does not remove all of it.
Mulled wine is typically not heated to the point where all the alcohol evaporates.
What can I use instead of mulled wine?
Instead of drinking mulled wine, you could try mulled cider if you want an alcoholic drink. However, you can opt for non-alcoholic alternatives. For example, cranberry or grape juice, spiced herbal teas or hot spiced apple juice.