It's the Season for Mulling Spice

Spice up any drink (in my opinion apple cider or wine is best) this winter with this delicious mulling spice mix recipe. It’s easy to make and so delicious. Kicks your apple cider or wine up a notch! And the heavenly scents of fall spices will fill the room.


Ingredients:
1/4 cup chopped dried orange peel*
1/4 cup chopped dried lemon peel*
3 sticks cinnamon, roughly broken (place in a sealed bag and roll with a rolling pin)
2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
6 whole cloves
1 teaspoon cardamom pods
1 tablespoon allspice berries
1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 whole star anise (optional)

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight tin or a tightly closed glass jar or sealed bag. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the mulling spice mix per 1/2 gallon of apple cider or wine before you warm it. Strain before serving, or you can use a spice bag to hold the spices while they simmer. Garnish with star anise, cinnamon sticks, and/or fresh orange slices.

It also makes a nice housewarming or dinner gift. Double or triple the mixture and pack it in decorative glass jars and add a festive ribbon.


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