- 15 – 20 minutes
- wooden spoon, Barbecook Dutch Oven or a fireproof old pot (that won’t matter if it gets black from the smoke), mugs with handles
- 3 L apple juice, 5 cm ginger, 4 star anise pods, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp juniper berries (or cloves), 1 orange (or an apple or a lemon), optional: honey
Optional for dad:
- bourbon or dark rum
A drink that perfectly reflects the cosy atmosphere of winter, Christmas markets and chilly evenings: Glüh Juice!
In a large pot, heat some apple juice with all sorts of flavouring ingredients: star anise, lemon, cinnamon, juniper berries, ginger, etc. Bring to the boil, allowed to infuse and you have a hot, aromatic drink: something that children will be sure to enjoy. For fathers – generally lovers of slightly stronger drinks – a splash of dark rum can be added. If that isn’t enough to warm you up, we don’t know what will!
- Use high-quality apple juice. Organic is best: it is, after all, the basic ingredient.
- We recommend preparing the flavouring ingredients in advance.
- Have the kids lend a hand with slicing the lemons or oranges. The fathers, however, should take care of the stirring. An open fire, you know!
- Star anise, ginger or cinnamon may not be ingredients that many children are familiar with. Let them touch, smell and taste the ingredients: an educational tasting experience!
- Cut the apples or oranges into stars, moons or another shape of your choice and let them swim in the juice. After all, children love things to look special!
- Give them mugs with a handle to make them easier to hold.
- The fathers get a splash of brown rum in their mugs, although bourbon might be a better match in this case.
- Rinse the orange. Cut into slices.
- Light up the Junko: start with a few small pieces of wood and some lighter cubes and build the fire from here.
- Put everything except for the bourbon or rum in the Dutch Oven and suspend it from a hook above the fire. Heat the juice. (If you are using an old pot, you can place it on the grill of the Junko.)
- Stir occasionally.
- Serve in cups. Finish the fathers’ drinks with a shot of bourbon or rum.