As a holiday present, I am posting a bonus recipe this week! I really love mulled wine because it smells like Christmas! I recently blogged about drinking mulled wine at the Toronto Christmas Market. However, I have to be very cautious when drinking wine since too much can trigger my IBS symptoms. I made this low FODMAP mock mulled wine recipe so I can drink a cozy festive beverage without worrying about upsetting my tummy.
This beverage is alcohol-free and can be enjoyed by the entire family!
You might be thinking, “Wait, wine is high FODMAP?!” Let me clarify that wine is low FODMAP and can be consumed during the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. However, alcohol is a gut irritant and a common IBS symptom trigger. Many individuals with IBS report that alcohol triggers symptoms. You may want to talk to your dietitian and/or doctor to see if it’s okay if you consume alcohol on the low FODMAP diet. Click here for more information about IBS triggers…
Cranberry juice is low FODMAP at 1 cup. However, read the ingredients of your cranberry juice carefully. Many cranberry juices have other high FODMAP juices added (e.g., apple or cherry) or have high FODMAP sweeteners such as fructose or glucose-fructose. One example of a low FODMAP cranberry juice available in Canada is Ocean Spray’s Original Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Ocean Spray’s cranberry juice is also safe for those with celiac disease.
It’s important to use a strainer to remove any pieces before serving. Be very careful when pouring the mock mulled wine as it will be very hot! You can garnish your beverage with extra orange slices or cinnamon sticks. This drink tastes best if you drink it right away while it’s still hot!
If you are looking for an iced mocktail, click here to see the simple holiday mocktail I shared last week. It is great for bringing to holiday parties!
Recipe was inspired by Zoella.
You don’t need to drink alcohol to enjoy delicious holiday beverages! I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!