|The babes, Lydia and Eleni. With the mulled wine spice mix!|
Of course the cinnamon and the nutmeg needed a bit of bashing into smaller pieces. You can use a mortar and pestle, or put them in a freezer bag and use a rolling-pin and beat the bag until the spices are broken.
The ginger also needs to be chopped into smaller pieces. This may a bit time-consuming, but with friends and chatter, time flew by and we had chopped ginger ready to be mixed.
Mulled Wine Spices Mix
Ingredients & supplies: (makes 20-25 bags)
1. Mix the ingredients together in a big bowl.
2. Fill the teabags with 2 heaped tablespoons of the spice mix. Tie with the cooking twine.
3. Package in small plastic bags (optional), and its all ready for you to gift them to your friends and family! Don’t forget to include the instructions(below) with your gift.
Instructions: How to make mulled wine
Combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a big pot. Simmer on medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add 1 bottle of red wine and 1 bag of spice mix. Simmer gently on low heat until the wine is hot. Remove and discard the bag, before serving. Best to serve hot!
|Mulled wine gift bags|
How I made mine at home:
I added a few extra pieces of fresh orange peel when I made the wine, as a taste test. I liked it more orange-y, but George didn’t. The result was a rather fruity and Sangria-like mulled wine. If you like Sangria, add more orange peel. If you don’t, just stick to the normal spice mix.