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Mulled Apple and Blackberry Juice

Hot mulled apple and blackberry juice is a cosy, comforting and vibrant drink that can be enjoyed right through winter, not just the festive period.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Non-alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: apple juice, blackberry, mulled, mulled juice
Servings: 6
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 1 ltr Apple juice
  • 25 Blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Cinnamon stick 10cm
  • 2 Star anise
  • 5 Black peppercorns
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg freshly grated
  • 10 Thin slices ginger
  • 3 Thin slices orange
  • 1-2 tbsp Maple syrup or honey


  • Start by cracking open the black pepper in a pestle and mortar. Just hit them once or twice, don’t grind the peppercorns to a powder
  • Tip the pepper into a large saucepan and add the other dried spices
  • Add the sliced ginger and orange to the pan along with the blackberries and apple juice
  • Heat to scalding and then turn off the heat - don’t allow the juice to boil
  • After 5 minutes the blackberries should be soft enough to crush using the back of a spoon
  • Once the fruit has been crushed, leave everything to infuse for 30 minutes
  • Add maple syrup or honey to taste and strain through a wire meshed sieve (or a nutbag for an ultra-smooth drink)
  • Store for up to 1 week in the fridge, reheating on the stove or in the microwave when ready to serve
  • If desired garnish with blackberries/ cinnamon. star anise// orange slices


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg