Mulled perry

A delicious festive alternative to mulled wine

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

Serves: 6


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.