Mulling Spices Homemade Holiday Gift with Printable Labels

LAST UPDATED: May 05, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

A simple recipe for mulling spices to make a delicious mulled wine, spiced apple cider, tea, coffee, syrup or stovetop potpourri. This mulling spices recipe is a fragrant blend of cinnamon sticks, allspice, whole cloves, and orange zest. It makes a beautiful homemade holiday gift for your loved ones.

mulling spices in a glass jar

From September 1st until the first signs of spring, I enjoy mulled cider, mulled wine, syrup and stovetop potpourri. Come December, I love gifting. Not just any gift though, a thoughtfully curated gift basket or a homemade gift. Something from the heart, which often means something from the kitchen. 

mulling spices in a glass jar

What are Mulling Spices?

They are spices used to add seasonal flavor and aroma to wine, cider, and syrup which are steeped in hot liquid and discarded. “Mull” is an infusing process that enhances the flavor for fall and winter.

You likely have most of the ingredients to make your own mulling spices in your pantry! You can bottle the blend for yourself or share with others for a beautiful homemade gift or a thoughtful hostess gift.

free printable labels for homemade mulling spices christmas gift

Mulling Spices Ingredients

The ingredients in a mulling spices recipe can vary. But my favorite blend includes:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Orange Peel

Simple and fragrant ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

How to Make Mulling Spice Blend

  1. Using a meat pounder, crush cinnamon sticks into bits.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon bits, allspice, cloves, and orange peel and jar.

mulling spices in a glass jar

How to Use Mulling Spices

  1. Place the spice blend in a tea infuser or wrap in a piece of cheesecloth.
  2. Pour liquid over the top and warm.
  3. Allow to simmer for at least 15 minutes, but up to 4 hours.

Recipes That Use Mulling Spices

free printable gift labels for mulling spices

How to Make the Spice Blend into a Holiday Gift

I created my favorite blend of mulling spices in an 8-ounce portion to share with friends and family along with a gift of free printable labels to make homemade gift-giving even easier.

Rather than using labels in a specified size, I purchase these sticker sheets because they’re easily customizable and you don’t have to line everything up just right in the printer. They also make a great after school activity for the girls to cut and color their own stickers.

You can download the mulling spices label and directions here.

This makes a beautiful gift on its own or you can pair it with a spice ball and bottle of wine or cider.

free printable gift labels for mulling spices

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mulling spices in a glass jar

Mulling Spices

Julie Blanner
A simple recipe for mulling spices to make a delicious mulled wine, spiced apple cider, tea, coffee, syrup or stovetop potpourri. This mulling spices recipe is a fragrant blend of cinnamon sticks, allspice, whole cloves, and orange zest. It makes a beautiful homemade holiday gift for your loved ones.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 23 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 c allspice
  • 1/4 c cloves
  • 1/4 c orange peel

Instructions
 

  • Using a meat pounder, crush cinnamon sticks into bits.
  • In a small bowl, mix cinnamon bits, allspice, cloves and orange peel and jar.

Notes

This makes a beautiful gift on it’s own or you can pair it with a spice ball and bottle of wine or cider.

Nutrition

Calories:23kcalCarbohydrates:7gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:3mgPotassium:61mgFiber:3gSugar:1gVitamin A:44IUVitamin C:6mgCalcium:71mgIron:1mg
Keywords cocktail, diy, easy recipe, gift, homemade, mulling spices
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Originally published December 13, 2017

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