Mulling Spices

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!
It’s full on freeze-your-tushy-buns-off kind of weather, and that means that it’s time to use this easy to make Mulling Spices to warm up a nice bottle of red wine or apple cider!

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!
A batch of mulling spices will make about 6 sachets, of which you can use 1 – 2 per “session” of making your mulled wine or cider. I like to use 2 for larger portions of mulled wine or just 1 sachet for a single bottle, making it in a Dutch oven or slow cooker is ideal and allowing it to steep on low for about 4 hours, then topping up with more sugar, juice, if using and more wine, as guest drink it up.

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!
Another great way to use these mulling spices, are to put 1 – 2 sachets in a saucepan with water, bring to a simmer, and you have made yourself a festive simmering potpourri.

I love having these mulling spices ready to go, and they keep for several months stored in an airtight container, making them a huge winner on many levels.

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!

Cheers!

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!

Mulling Spices

Yield: 6 sachets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Warm up your chilly nights with a warm Mulled Wine or Mulled Cider using these easy to make Mulling Spices.

Ingredients

  • 6 Cinnamon Sticks, broken into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Cardamom pods, broken into pieces
  • 3 Tbsp whole Cloves
  • 2 tsp dried Orange Peel pieces
  • 1 tsp dried Lemon Peel pieces
  • 1 Tbsp crystallized Ginger, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In a sealable plastic bag, add the Cinnamon and Cardamom pods. Using a rolling pin, break up the spices, by either rolling back and forth or giving it the occasional smack with the rolling pin to encourage them along.
  2. In a bowl, add the crushed Cinnamon and Cardamom. To that, add the remaining ingredients and toss together until well combined.
  3. Lay out the cut cheesecloth, placing 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of square, bring corners and edges together to form a sachet, tying with kitchen twine to secure.

To make mulled wine:

  1. Per 1 bottle of nice red wine, add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 mulling spice sachet and 1/2 cup orange juice. Place all in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hrs. As your guest enjoy the mulled wine, top it up by adding more wine, sugar and orange juice.

To make mulled cider

  1. In slow cooker, add a gallon of mulled cider plus 1 sachet and allow to simmer on low for about 4 hours. Topping up cider/apple juice as needed.

Enjoy!

Mulling Spices, warm up a bottle of red wine or apple cider and add these spices to create cozy drinks!

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