Mulling Spices (For Wine/Apple Cider)

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Recipe by rockinred

I came across this recipe when searching for a recipe to prepare mulling spices to give as a gift (not to make a mulled drink). This is great to save some money (those store-bought mulling spices are EXPENSIVE) or *perfect* to slip into a gift basket or even put in a nice mug as a simple, thoughtful gift!

Top Review by Winnipeg Mel

I ran out of my mix that I usually use so I made this and you couldn't tell that it was homemade. I will definitely be using this again this winter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Open cardamon pods and remove seeds; crust lightly.
  2. Combine seeds with cloves, allspice and orange peel.
  3. Place 2 teaspoons of spice mixture in the center of a 4 inch square of cheesecloth or muslin; bring corners together and tie with string to make a bag.
  4. Tie 3 cinnamon sticks to each bag; repeat with remaining spice mixture.
  5. Directions for use: Place 1 bag in 1 quart apple cider, cranberry juice or red wine.
  6. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

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