Last night we had a group of people from church over who have been attending the Greenhouse course. In preparation for this, I did a Google search to find a recipe for a non-alcoholic mulled drink and came up with this great recipe here.
I slightly modified it for using apple juice as that is more readily available in the UK, so here is the recipe for my version:
Non-Alcoholic Mulled Apple Juice
4 litres apple juice
3 mulling spice bags
1.5 tbsp brown sugar
3 whole cinnamon sticks
2 wedges of lemon
1/8 tsp butter
Put the apple juice in a very large saucepan or jam pot. Add the spice bags and heat on a low to medium heat. When it begins to steam, add all the other ingredients, squeezing the juice out of the lemon wedges. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally - do not allow to boil. Serve in mugs with some other festive food!
I found that 4 litres serves 10 people comfortably (i.e. about 400ml per person), allowing for some seconds. For greater or lesser amounts, adjust the amounts of the other ingredients accordingly.