Monday, March 14, 2016

Dry Mixes in a Jar... Mulling Spice Mix

Dry Mixes... these mixes are not for canning, but may be stored in canning jars.

Mulling Spices Mix
Found on lakeareaunitedway

Use this to make mulled cider or wine. A small bag of mulling spices attached to a bottle of wine or jug of cider makes a nice holiday hostess gift. 

3 boxes (1 ounce each) cinnamon sticks 

6 whole nutmegs (1 ounce) 

1/3 cup chopped dried orange peel 

1/3 cup chopped dried lemon peel 

1/4 cup whole allspice 

1/4 cup whole cloves 

2 Tbsp. finely chopped, crystallized ginger 

Put cinnamon sticks and nutmegs in a heavy plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, mallet, or a small heavy skillet until broken in small pieces. Mix with remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container. 

Yield: enough spices for 14 batches of mulled wine or cider. 

To mull wine: Stir 1/2-cup water and 1/3 cup sugar in a 1-1/2 to 2-quart pan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add a 750-ml bottle of wine (3-1/4 cups). Place three generous Tbsp. of mulling spices in a tea ball or muslin or cheesecloth bag and add to pan. Reduce heat to low, cover and heat very gently until mixture is very hot but not boiling, about 20 minutes. Discard spices. To mull cider: Place 3 generous Tbsp. of mulling spices in a tea ball or muslin or cheesecloth

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