Make this festive mulled Mount Congreve apple juice

Mount Congreve Gardens, one of the ‘great gardens of the world’, has recently opened after a multi-million-euro refurbishment.

And their food and drink offering is a special experience. The extensive menu features an abundance of fresh local produce, prepared and cooked daily. And where possible, the chef uses fruits, vegetables and herbs from their gardens.

From their kitchen, they’ve created a festive mulled Mount Congreve apple juice.

Perfect for family and when friends come to visit, it’ll make your Christmas extra special.

Try this recipe – and let us know how you get on!


  • 1 bottle of Mount Congreve orchard Apple juice – 750ml
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 7up or similar – 330ml

Garnish and serve:
1/2 Apple (sliced)
1/2 Orange (sliced)

Place the Apple Juice and 7 Up into a large saucepan and heat.

Add the fresh lemon studded with cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise and ground ginger.

After simmering for 15 minutes add the sliced apple and orange to garnish.

Serve warm in a suitable glass or carved apple and enjoy!