We started off with the drink every British teenager vomited up at some point in their life: terrible bright blue alcopop WKD. Boiling the pan of WKD mixed with festive spices gave off a slightly strange chemical smell, a bit like festive toilet cleaner. Weirdly it turned green and opaque, reminiscent of a fish tank that hasn't been cleaned for a while.
VERDICT: It tasted like a blue ice lolly that had been left outside in the middle of summer. Just sipping it made me feel like my teeth were dissolving. Though it wasn’t half as awful as we were expecting. 7/10
We decided to make one nonalcoholic option in the form of another Scottish favourite, Irn-Bru. Hot Irn-Bru smelled a lot like children's antibiotics, and resembled what your pee would look like if you exclusively drank Irn-Bru.
VERDICT: It tasted INCREDIBLY sweet, and it was at this point during the mulling morning that I started to get a headache. 4/10
Mulled Smirnoff Ice.
Mulled Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer.
We optimistically thought mulled boozy ginger beer would be the best of all the drinks, but we were once again absolutely wrong. We put slightly too much star anise in this one, so it tasted a bit like a sweaty night of ouzo shots in Malia.
VERDICT: It seemed like the sort of shady home remedy your grandma would give you if you had a cough and you definitely wouldn’t be sure what the ingredients were. 3/10