Festive Mulling Syrup

Ross, the business founder has been adapting this recipe over the past few festive seasons and now you can try it out too. It takes about half an hour to prepare, and then you can just bottle it up and serve it whenever you wish!

Chef's tip: pour a good measure into red wine or cider and heat gently for the perfect winter warmer!

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes


  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 oranges (halved)
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 nutmeg, grated
  • 1 fresh ginger (thumb sized, sliced)
  • 1 litre of water
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 8 juniper berries


    1. Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan, then bring to a slow simmer to dissolve the sugar.
    2. Simmer gently for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine sieve.
    3. Sterilise the bottles in a hot oven for 10 minutes, then leave to cool slightly.
    4. Re-heat the mulling syrup, then pour into the bottles and seal.
    Looking for ways to make your Christmas feast spectacular this year? Feel free to check out our other Christmas Recipes, including our Damson Gin Recipe, our recipe for making the Perfect Roast Potatoes, and our recipe for the most succulent Christmas Roast Turkey!
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