How To Make A Mulled Wine Kit To Give As A Gift

    'Tis always the season for mulling, and this handy kit will help all your friends get in on the action. Check out more holiday food gift recipes here.

    Mulled Wine Kit

    Makes about 6 tablespoons, enough to fill one 5.4-oz. jar (pictured here) and mull 6 bottles of wine.


    For Spice Mix

    6 3-inch cinnamon sticks

    6 whole star anise

    2 tablespoons whole allspice berries

    2 tablespoons whole cloves

    1 tablespoon green cardamom pods

    1 teaspoon black peppercorns

    For Gift Assembly

    1 orange

    1 bottle red wine

    6 4"x4" squares cheesecloth

    6 6" lengths twine or string

    Printed or written mulling directions (see below)


    Put the cinnamon sticks and star anise in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces. You can also use a mortar and pestle if you have one. Mix with the other spices in a bowl and transfer to a small jar. Give with squares of cheesecloth, pieces of twine to tie the cheesecloth into sachets, a bottle of wine, an orange, and mulling instructions (see below).

    Get decorating info here.

    Directions to include with the gift.

    How To Mull WIne

    Makes 1 wine bottle's worth

    You will need:
    1 tablespoon Mulling Spice Mix from gift

    1 cheesecloth square


    2 tablespoons honey or sugar

    Zest and juice of 1 orange

    1 bottle red wine or quart of apple cider

    1. Put 1 tablespoon mulling spice mix in the center of a cheesecloth square, gather corners, and tie with twine.

    2. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, combine spices in cheesecloth with honey or sugar, the zest and juice of 1 orange, and bottle of red wine (or quart of apple cider).

    3. Heat mixture just until steaming, but not boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

    Download a PDF of directions to include with the gift.