Mulling spices are an easy way to infuse pretty much anything with those homey scents – everything from wine and apple cider to slow cooker pork, or even just as potpourri to fill your home with cheer. But this time of year, while mulling spices are readily available at any grocery store, they’re expensive. Save some change and try out this homemade recipe to spice up your holiday cheer!
Yield: 8 spice bags
3 cinnamon sticks
2 whole nutmeg
4 whole cloves
1 star anise
6 allspice berries
1 T. dried orange peel
8 squares of cheesecloth (4” x 4”)
8 lengths of butchers twine (4”)
Place all ingredients into a large zip lock bag and hit with the flat side of a meat tenderizer until well crushed. Divide into cheesecloth squares and tie off with butchers twine. Use to mull cider, tea, wine, etc.