Mulling Spices Homemade Holiday Gift with Printable Labels

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  • 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.

    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 Use the Mulling Spice Blend

    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.

    mulling spices in a glass jar

    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

    free printable gift labels for mulling spices

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    Mulling Spices

    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.

    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cocktail, diy, easy recipe, gift, homemade, mulling spices
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 23 kcal

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

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

    Recipe 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 Facts
    Mulling Spices
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 23 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Saturated Fat 1g5%
    Sodium 3mg0%
    Potassium 61mg2%
    Carbohydrates 7g2%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 44IU1%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 71mg7%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Originally published December 13, 2017

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