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Christmas Mulled Gin and Tonic
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5 from 12 votes

Christmas Mulled Gin & Tonic with Apple

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: British
Servings: 8
Calories: 166kcal


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/ ½ cup Mulled apple juice
  • 30 ml/ 1 fl oz Gin
  • 1 teaspoon Tonic Syrup

To garnish: fresh cranberries, cinnamon, star anise


    Make the Mulled Apple Juice

    • Bash the cinnamon stick a few times using a pestle and mortar and drop into a medium saucepan
    • Poke the cloves into the clementine and add to the pan
    • Tap the allspice berries to just split them and add to the pan along with all remaining ingredients
    • 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 
    • 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

    • Gently reheat sufficient mulled apple juice in a pan until hot but not boiling
    • Pour the gin and the tonic syrup into a heatproof glass and top with the hot apple juice
    • Garnish with cranberries, star anise and a cinnamon stick


    Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg