5 from 4 votes
Christmas Mulled Gin and Tonic
Christmas Mulled Gin & Tonic with Apple
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This apple-based Mulled Gin & Tonic is easy to pull together and makes a wonderful Christmassy hot drink to serve to a crowd.

Non-drinkers can enjoy the mulled apple juice just as it is.

Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: British
Keyword: G&T, gin, gin and tonic, gin tonic, mulled, mulled gin, mulled gin tonic, mulled juice
Author: Jane Saunders
For the Mulled Apple Juice
  • 1 ltr/ 4 cups Cloudy apple juice
  • 25 Fresh cranberries
  • 1 Cinnamon stick - 10cm
  • 3 Allspice berries
  • 2 Star anise
  • 4 Slivers fresh ginger
  • 1 Clementine
  • 12 Cloves
For the Mulled Gin & Tonic
  • 120 ml/ 1/2 cup Mulled apple juice
  • 30 ml/ 1 fl oz Gin
  • 1 tsp Tonic Syrup
To garnish: fresh cranberries, cinnamon, star anise
Make the Mulled Apple Juice
  1. Bash the cinnamon stick a few times using a pestle and mortar and drop into a medium saucepan

  2. Poke the cloves into the clementine and add to the pan

  3. Tap the allspice berries to just split them and add to the pan along with all remaining ingredients

  4. Put the lid on the pan and heat to almost boiling, then turn off the heat and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour 

  5. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve, decant into a screwtop bottle and refrigerate until required (keeps for up to 5 days)

Make the Mulled Gin & Tonic
  1. Gently reheat sufficient mulled apple juice in a pan until hot but not boiling

  2. Pour the gin and the tonic syrup into a heatproof glass and top with the hot apple juice

  3. Garnish with cranberries, star anise and a cinnamon stick