Warm Winter Mulling Spices

The last Palmer Food Swap was a complete hit! We had new swappers, new foods and lots of old favorites too, the best kind of swap. I went in a little worreid because I always arrange the swap on a Facebook event and only 8 people had actually rsvp’d as going. Then when I woke up on Saturday I had quite a few “we’re sick and not going to make it” messages. Oh well I’d prepped at that point, I still had swappers coming and I’d worked hard to find a recipes that required very little work. I’d been so sick the last month I knew I needed something easy to make but that was also swap worthy. Enter Mulling Spices, simply buy whole spices, whack with a rolling pin and voila Warm Winter Mulling Spices you can put in wine, apple cider or just apple juice.Warm Winter Mulling Spices

Swap Worthy

I’d spent a lot of time pinning tasty things while I was sick so when it came time to actually PICK something for Palmer FOod Swap, it shouldnt have been so hard. But it was because as usual I over thought the entire process. I wanted somethign people could take home and savor later. I wanted it to be holiday worthy. Share worthy. And definitely SWAP worhty, because nothing is a bad as taking something cool to swap and having no want to swap with you. Or just have a slow moving item. After completley over thinking it for a whole month, I literally had a lot of time on my hands, I was stumped. Then one day I logged on to pinterest and there was this gorgeous shot of mulling spices and it hit me that I wanted to make mulling spices for my swap item. It may have taken a long time to choose but it was such a successful swap item I’m going to say it’s a winner!Warm Winter Mulling Spices

And because I’m a super lucky woman, and I married a great guy, my husband make these beautiful boxes for me. I’ll share how to make those in a future post if anyone is interested. Mainly we’d been given a box like it and we copied it by simply drawing around it and prefolding them. We also included a small handmade bag and linen string to hold the spices in the mulling liquid. All in all it was a successful swap item as I finished swapping early and had swappers asking for more.

Warm Winter Mulling Spices

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Warm Winter Mulling Spices
This lovely easy to make spice mix makes mulled winter drinks so easy to achieve! This makes a big batch, perfect for swapping or sharing with friends, for my swap I made double this amount. Scale it down right on the recipe card if you only need enough for personal use.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 8 whole nutmeg
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 ounces allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 ounces whole cloves
  • 1 ounce green cardamom pods
  • 1 ounce Star Anise
  • 1/4 cup dried orange peel can use some dried lemon peel
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 8 whole nutmeg
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 ounces allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 ounces whole cloves
  • 1 ounce green cardamom pods
  • 1 ounce Star Anise
  • 1/4 cup dried orange peel can use some dried lemon peel
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Instructions
  1. add all spices to a thick ziploc bag, except dried citrus peel
  2. lay bag on a towel, cover with another towel
  3. give it several whacks with a rolling pin or wooden mallet
  4. check progress occasionally to see if spices are crushed enough, you want chunks but not too chunky
  5. mix in dried peel
  6. place in a mason jar, cap tightly
  7. to use: place 1-2 TBSP of Warm Winter Mulling Spices in a reusable tea bag or even a tea ball
  8. warm a quart of wine or cider or even herbal tea, then add mulling spices and reduce heat and let it soak
  9. you may want to experiment with different base drinks and varying amounts of Warm Winter Mulling Spices to find a blend you love
Recipe Notes

To make Warm Winter Mulling Spices you will need:

  • a heavy ziploc bag
  • a rolling pin or wooden mallet
  • towel to cushion the bag

Warm Winter Mulling Spices