MULLING SPICE MIX
with a cute gift message
“As we mull over another great year, we’d like to thank you for being part of it”
This mulling mix is easy to prepare, looks beautiful and makes a sweet little holiday gift or party favor. Include a bottle of cider or red wine for an extra festive treat.
Recipe for 6 portions:
4 tablespoons whole cloves
4 tablespoons whole allspice berries
4 tablespoons cardamom pods
3 tablespoons dried orange peel
2 tablespoons dried ginger root
6 cinnamon sticks
6 star anise pods
1.Combine cloves, allspice, cardamom, orange peel and ginger.
2.Divide equally into six small cellophane bags or mason jars.
3.Add one cinnamon stick and one anise pod to each container.
4.Include a folded 8” x 8” square of cheesecloth and a piece of string to create a brewing sachet.
Directions for use can be printed on the hangtag backs:
“Bundle the spices in sachet and heat with a half gallon of apple cider or fruity red wine. Simmer over medium heat until flavor is just right. Enjoy!”
We chose the Old Time Higgins design in a shape 05 label, which has plenty of space for a personal message.
-Shop the bulk spice bins for best prices
-Dried orange peel is super easy to make at home. Just be sure to scrape as much of bitter white stuff from inside the peels as you can, then cut them into thin strips and bake at 200 degrees for 20-30 minutes
-Store spice mix ingredients in airtight containers until ready to give