Moroccan Mull

Moroccan mull–pomegranate juiced steeped with cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, and cloves–is a winter warm-up drink, and contains no alcohol, so even the kids can drink it.

Moroccan Mull Recipe

The Moroccan mulled is our go-to holiday sipper all season long. Richly spiced with cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, and cloves, it’s essentially a tart pomegranate tonic that’s similar to mulled wine but, since it lacks booze and is definitely not overly sweet, can be enjoyed without any fear of over-indulgence. We’ll drink to that!–Angie Zoobkoff

Moroccan Mull

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • Makes 1 quart (950 ml)
5/5 - 2 reviews
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In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the all the ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Strain the mulled wine into heatproof glasses. For a richer flavor, let the unstrained mixture cool to room temperature and then cover and let steep in the fridge overnight. Rewarm before serving.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

I'm a little smitten with this Moroccan mull. As a great fan of mulled wine, or really any wine, I felt very uncertain as to how this would compare. I was not disappointed. This had the aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of mulled wine without any of the ill effects. It’s earthy and a little tart and absolutely divine. In fact, I was completely delighted to learn that it might actually be doing me some good. I would happily sip on this at any holiday gathering.

Don't skip the rose petals or rosewater as I think that component really elevates the drink.

This Moroccan mull is a wonderful drink that every one of us loved. We tried it immediately though I think I would easily make a double batch a day ahead and let it get even more intense overnight before straining. It was comforting and scented and we wish we had more right now.

Any worry that I might have had that the rosewater would overpower was a complete non-issue. I think we all agreed that it was perfect as-is and appreciated that it did not have extra sweetening, something that many self-consciously non-alcoholic drinks seem to suffer from.
This was just a wonderful and earthy joy to share. I will make it again.

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  1. I will be making this recipe again during the winter for friends who don’t imbibe in alcohol or simply wish to enjoy a festive drink. The slight reduction in the tart juice coupled with the warming, fragrant spices and the hint of citrus gave the overall taste a simultaneously complex and simple flavor. Really nice for those who don’t like punches that are overly sweet.

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