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homemade mulled wine spices
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Mulling Spices

Mulling spices are simple to make and make wonderful holiday gifts. Use mulled wine spices to make a festive holiday drink that creates the most beautiful fragrance throughout your home. These spices can be used for wine, brandy or as mulled cider spices.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cardamom pods
  • 5 whole nutmeg
  • 5 whole star anise
  • 1/4 cup cloves whole
  • 1/4 cup all spice berries whole
  • 1/2 cup peppercorns whole
  • 1/3 cup dried oranges cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp crystalized ginger cut into small cubes


  • Simply add the cardamom, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg into a plastic bag and slightly crush them up with a rolling pin. 
    mulling spices in a plastic bag
  • Cut the dried orange peel and candied ginger into small cubes. 
    sliced orange peel for mulling spices
  • Add the crushed spices, sliced orange peel and ginger and star anise, peppercorn and allspice into a mixing bowl and stir them together.
    mulled cider spices
  • Scoop the mulling spices into individual jars to store.
    scooping mulled wine spices into a jar
  • If you’re giving the spices as gifts, add a dried orange slice in there, close the lid and tie with a cute ribbon.
    mulling spices


Add the spices to a saucepan with your choice of beverage. Let it simmer for at least ten minutes. Add more time if you like your winter drinks extra spicy.
For a 750 ml of wine, use 2 tablespoon of spices. For cider, use 4 tablespoons per gallon. Let them simmer in a pot with the liquid for 20 minutes. You’ll drain them out and pour the cider or wine back into the pot. Serve this beverage straight from the pot.
Store spices in a sealed jar or container. 


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 141g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 1825mg | Fiber: 45g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 858mg | Iron: 17mg