Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine for Yule
Y u l e is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. Enjoy this hot heavenly drink with traditional Yule spices & help yourself to the delicious fruity remnants!
For the base I used hibiscus tea. If you want to substitute it, you can use various types of juice (apple, cherry, grape, pomegranate, chokeberry, blackcurrant, etc) but make sure the juice is not too sweet.
- Hibiscus Tea: 500 ml
- Water: 500 ml
- 1 Orange
- 5 teaspoons of honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6-8 whole cloves
- Anise Star -2 stars
Optional: nutmeg, ginger, or/and vanilla pods for extra sweetness in next year.
If possible, try using cinnamon sticks, anise stars etc, rather then milled spices, if you don’t wan the ‘wine’ to look muddy.
Boil water in the kettle (I boiled 1 litre at once). Separate into two pots. I had hibiscus tea in tesbags, and i used four of them. Let the tea brew. Meanwhile, put another pot on the stove and add spices; let them have a nice one minute bath in the boiling water.
Cut the orange, add it to the water with spices; pour in the tea. Add honey and stir until it is dissolved.
Best served hot, with gingerbread.