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Mulled Elderberry Drink

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About the Recipe


  • 4 cups organic apple juice/cider

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 11 lemon slices studded with cloves (3 are for the recipe, 8 are for garnish)

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 3 star anise

  • 5 dashes Orange Bitters (omit for mocktail)

  • 7 Tbsp or 3.5 oz Popple Tree Creek Farms Elderberry Syrup (Honey

    or Elixir)

  • Your favorite vodka or gin (omit for mocktail) 


Step 1

In a saucepan, heat apple juice/cider over low heat. 

Step 2

Add cinnamon stick, lemon juice, star anise, orange bitters (if using), and THREE of the clove-studded lemon slices. 

Step 3

Cover pot with a lid and let simmer on low for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in Popple Tree Creek Farms Elderberry Syrup until combined. 

Step 5

Pour 150 mL (2/3 cup or 5 ounces) of mulled juice into each glass.

Step 6

Add 1 shot of gin to each glass (omit for those who prefer theirs as a mocktail).

Step 7

Garnish each serving with a clove-studded lemon slice.

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