Homemade Mulling Spice Mix

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

The holidays are all about scents. Fresh cut pine, cinnamon, burning wood in the fireplace,  cloves, orange spice, hot apple cider are some of my favorites.  During this time of year I like to have a little mulling spice infusing something on the stove when we’re hanging out at home on a weekend. It really sets a mood—even if there’s no intention of mulling cider or wine, I still like the aromatherapy. Sometimes just having some lemon peels, orange peels and mulled spices is enough. Mix that smell with the scent of oatmeal raisin cookies and I am all yours.

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be nice to share a little recipe for DIY mulling spices. Most of the time I just eyeball it, but if I’m giving it as a gift, I make a large batch. In my version I add dried orange peel and a little candied ginger. It adds a nice spicy sweetness to whatever you are mulling (can we use this as a verb?). Let’s mull it over (had to).

And we’re off!

For the package of these mulling spices, I used these 4-Ounce mason jars. Another great option are these cotton muslin sachet bags.  The cleanup after you’ve made your mulled cider would be a breeze!

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

You’ll note that I broke up the cinnamon sticks to fit in the jars :)

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

The mixture goes into a bowl. YOU MIX! That’s pretty much it.

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

Transfer mixture into each jar and you’re done!  If you’re making your own mulled wine, I’d say that 2 tablespoons is a good place to start in your infusion.

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix // shutterbean

Happy gift giving have fun mulling it up in your kitchen!

Homemade Mulling Spice Mix

makes 8- 4 oz. portions

  • 16 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 1/2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup allspice
  • 1/2 cup dried orange peel
  • 1 cup chopped candied ginger

Layer two to three pieces of cinnamon on the bottom of each jar. In a medium bowl, combine cloves, allspice, dried orange peel and candied ginger. Scoop mixed mulling spices into each jar and fasten with a lid.

 

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