We love a warm cocktail during the winter months, especially when we’re hosting friends and family. This Mulled Verjus Punch has all the rich flavors and aromas of a mulled wine, without the alcohol. The tartness of the verjus is balanced by the sweetness of the apple and cranberry juices and warm baking spices. Get your mugs ready (or serve in a hearty cocktail glass for a little holiday flair!)
In a large pot, combine the verjus, apple cider, cranberry juice, lemon juice, honey/simple syrup, cinnamon stick, cloves, ginger, orange slices, and a pinch of nutmeg if using. Warm the mixture over low to medium heat. Allow it to simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes. Avoid boiling to keep the delicate flavors intact. Ladle the warm punch into mugs or heat-resistant glasses. Garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick, an orange slice, and a few fresh cranberries.
This punch pairs wonderfully with traditional foods like roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, and all your favorite holiday desserts.