Whether mum is a gin enthusiast or simply loves a good drink, this mulled gin recipe will keep her warm and relaxed for Mother’s Day. With the flavour of apples, fragrance of oranges, and heat from various spices, every sip of this drink is a treat for the senses.
Adding aromatics and fruit to regular gin is one quick way to make it party ready. This recipe makes two glasses of mulled gin and can be done in minutes with just a saucepan, measuring tools, and strainer. Simply double or triple it to welcome winter or wow guests.
- Measuring jug
- Paring knife
- Cutting board
- Paper or tea towel
- Citrus juicer
- 2 DOF tumblers or whiskey glasses
- 3 oranges, save the peel of one orange
- 350ml apple juice
- 8 cloves
- 2 cinnamon bark
- 3cm fresh ginger
- 4cl (40ml) gin
- 1 orange to garnish
- Wash the peel of the orange with hot water, then dry, grate thinly, and set aside.
- Press out the juice of three oranges and add to a saucepan together with the apple juice, cloves, cinnamon bark, and grated orange peel.
- Peel the ginger, cut into thin slices, then add to the pan as well. Heat the ingredients and leave to simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, but do not bring to a boil.
- Wash an orange with hot water, then dry, and cut into slices. Pour 2cl (20ml) of gin each into two glasses.
- Strain the contents of the pot and allow to cool for a little while so that the gin does not turn bitter and separate.
- Garnish with cinnamon bark or clove-studded orange slices.
Recipe and image were adapted from Riedel.