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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.

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Macey J. Foronda

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.

Macey J. Foronda

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.

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