Mulled Cranberry Wine (alcohol-free)

Servings: 4 one-cup servings

  • 4 cups 100% pure cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 to 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-6 whole cloves
  • 2 to 7 star anise pods
  • 1 to 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 to 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Optional garnishes: additional orange and lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, or star anise
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice, 1 cinnamon stick, whole cloves, 2 to 3 anise pods, 1 sliced orange, and 1 sliced lemon.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat almost to the point of boiling. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let it gently simmer for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  3. Stir in the honey or maple syrup to sweeten the mulled cranberry juice. Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the mulled juice into serving mugs or glasses. Optionally, garnish each serving with orange and lemon slices, a cinnamon stick, and/or a star anise pod. Serve hot.

Approximate nutrition Information (per cup): Calories: Approximately 144; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 21mg; Total Carbohydrates: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 1.2g; Sugars: 29g; Protein: 0.5g; Calcium: 38mg; Iron: 1mg; Potassium: 220mg 

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