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Pregnant bellies, breastfeeding mummies and designated drivers, fear not! This warming, non-alcoholic Christmas punch is guaranteed to have all mulled wine sippers craving a taste. It’s perfect served with a mince pie in front of the fire while watching a Christmas film.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of white grape juice
  • 500ml fiery ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  • 500ml cloudy apple juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 split vanilla pod
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon (plus a few extras to use as straws)
  • 2 sliced clementines
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 1 star anise

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan or casserole pot, bring to the boil, stir and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Leave to cool slightly before serving with a slice of the clementine.
  3. This punch is great heated up, left to cool and then reheated as it allows all the flavours to marinade and intensify – so it’s perfect made in advance.

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