Cardamom-spiced grape juice

Cardamom-spiced grape juice


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About this recipe: Spicy grape juice, served chilled or hot, is a drink for all seasons.

Brenda Houghton

Serves: 4 

  • 1 litre (1 pint 15 fl oz) red grape juice
  • Pared zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • A pinch of ground allspice
  • 12 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 10 cm (4 in) cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 25 g (1 oz) caster sugar
  • Crushed ice, optional

Prep:2hr5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer over a medium heat for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to low and continue simmering for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 1 hour.
  2. Strain the juice into a jug. Chill for 1 hour, or serve over crushed ice.
  3. Variation: to serve the drink hot, strain the juice as in Step 2, then reheat gently and serve it with a cinnamon stick in each glass to stir.

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