Mulled perry

A delicious festive alternative to mulled wine

  • Vegetarian


600ml Grove Organic Fruit Co Pear & Apple Juice
3 star anise
12 peppercorns
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
4 cloves
½ vanilla pod
5cm piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
500ml bottle Waitrose Vintage English Perry
100ml brandy
1 tbsp honey


1. Pour the juice into a large saucepan. Add the spices, vanilla and ginger, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 2 minutes.

2. Reduce the heat and stir in the perry, brandy and honey. Bring to a gentle simmer but don’t allow it to boil. Ladle into heatproof glasses or glass mugs and serve warm. Decorate with sliced pears, if you wish.  

Cook's tips
Try swapping the whole spices, vanilla pod and ginger for a sachet of Waitrose Signature Spice Mulling Mixture.

You can prepare this ahead and gently reheat to serve.

Serve this alongside a Winter Sparkle cocktail for a selection of festive drinks to wow party guests.

Mulled perry
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 622kJ
Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat trace g
Carbohydrate 15.7g
Sugars 15.6g
Protein 0.2g
Salt trace g
Fibre 0.2g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Oct 29 16:40:00 GMT 2015.