Mull it over – mulling spices – Brief Article

Mull it over – mulling spices – Brief Article – Recipe

Susan Wittig Albert

Mulling spices are wonderful to have on band for those winter evenings when the clan gathers ’round the fire. Mix 2 cups dried orange peel, 2 cups broken cinnamon sticks, 1 cup whole allspice berries, 1 cup whole cloves, 4 broken star anise. Store in a closed jar. To use: Mix 1/4 cup of spices per gallon of wine, cider, or apple juice. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot in mugs with cinnamon stick stirrers or fill a punch bowl and garnish with orange slices. The spicy aroma is a delightful bonus!

Susan Wittig Albert is author of Bloodroot (Berkley, 2001) and nine other China Bayles herbal mysteries.

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