Hot and Steamy With Mulled Gin

Move over mulled wine, mulled gin is the new winter warmer and Lighthouse Gin has just the recipe to lift your spirits this chilly season.

Famous in Wairarapa and a staple at the beloved annual Greytown mid-Winter Christmas festival, Lighthouse Gin’s head distiller Rachel Hall is sharing her secret recipe to warm you from the inside out.

Lighthouse Gin’s mulled gin recipe


  • 1 litre pure apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 chamomile teabags
  • Zest of half an orange plus two slices of orange
  • 100ml Lighthouse Gin


  1. Put two cinnamon sticks, three whole cloves, one star anise, two slices of orange and the zest of half an orange in a large pot and warm until fragrant
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey, two chamomile tea bags, one litre of apple juice and warm on low for 1-2 hours
  3. Add 100ml of Lighthouse Gin and gently warm, making sure not to overheat as the alcohol will burn off
  4. Strain into a mug or heatproof glass, garnish with slices of orange or more of your favourite spices, and enjoy

Lighthouse Gin original is available at Liquorland, Bottle-O, and Foley Wine Club  for an RRP of $65.00.

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