Last year it was Hot glühwein at the Christmas Markets in
This year it will have to be mulled wine in
Mulling Spice Mix
The recipe makes 14 spice bags.
If you are giving as a gift, be sure to include the recipe instructions.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
14 double-layer cheesecloth 5-inch squares
14 (10-inch) lengths of white string
3 ounces whole cinnamon sticks
6 whole nutmegs (1 ounce)
1/3 cup chopped dried orange peel
1/3 cup chopped dried lemon peel
1/4 cup allspice berries
1/4 cup whole cloves
2 Tablespoons finely chopped, crystallized ginger (1 ounce)
Place cinnamon sticks and nutmegs into a heavy freezer bag. Smash into small pieces with a mallet or heavy pan.
In a bowl place orange peel, lemon peels, allspice, cloves, and ginger. Stir in small pieces from freezer bag.
Place equal amounts of the mix on the center of each cheesecloth square. Secure with string. For gifts remember to include the directions.
Yield: 14 bags each will spice a 750 ml bottle of red wine - 3-1/4 cups wine.
Mulled Wine Recipe Instructions
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
3-1/4 cups (750 ml bottle) red wine
1 mulling spice bag
Combine water and sugar in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add wine and spice bag.
Heat wine slowly over low heat and only until small bubbles
form around the edge of the pan.
Do not boil.
Discard spice bag and serve hot.