Best Mulling Spices Recipe

Have you ever wanted to bottle up the spicy, crisp scent of autumn? You can, if you make your own homemade mulling spices! The fragrant, flavorful spice of fall beverages. Not only are they fun to make, mulling spices are SO pretty in a decorative jar on the counter, and would make a sweet fall gift.

Best Mulling Spices Recipe
Mulling spices are hands down the prettiest spice there is! Place a jar of mulling spices on your counter to fit in with your fall decor!

What Is Mulling Spices? 

Mulling spices is a yummy spice combo that is mainly used in fall drinks, like hot apple cider! It’s what gives your fall favorites that extra little kick of spice and flavor. 

Looking for an easy way to make your house smell lovely? Set a simmering pot on your stove filled with water and mulling spices! (Be sure to keep an eye on it, though).

What is In Mulling Spices? 

Mulling spices can be made from cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, whole cloves, star anise pods, dried orange peel, and peppercorns. 

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How To Make Mulling Spices

Best Mulling Spices Recipe: 

  • Makes 2 cups 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
Best Mulling Spices Recipe
To make mulling spices you need: cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, whole cloves, star anise pods, dried orange peel, and black peppercorns.

Ingredients – Mulling Spices Recipe 

  • 3 oz. cinnamon sticks 
  • 1/4 cup allspice berries
  • 1/3  cup cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1/4  cup star anise pods
  • 1/3 cup dried orange peel – store bought or dried in oven
  • 1/4 cup black peppercorns 

Instructions – Mulling Spices Recipe 

Best Mulling Spices Recipe
Pour all of your mulling spices ingredients into a Ziploc baggy.

STEP 1

Place cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, cloves and star anise in large resealable bag.

Best Mulling Spices Recipe

STEP 2

Crush with rolling pin. 

Best Mulling Spices Recipe

STEP 3

Add orange peel and peppercorns to bag and toss to mix well.

STEP 4

Store in airtight container.

Notes

To serve – add 2 tablespoons per ½ gallon of apple cider.

Serve warm or room temperature.

Best Mulling Spices Recipe

How Long Do Mulling Spices Last? 

Technically, the spices in your mulling spice won’t go “bad”, but they will slowly start to lose flavor.

Be sure to store your mulling spices in an airtight container, in a cool, dry space.

Mulling spices can remain good for up to 3-4 years, but I prefer to swap them out for fresh after 6 months at the most. 

What Types Of Drinks Do You Use Mulling Spices For?

If you’ve never used mulling spices during the winter months or holiday season, you may not be familiar with really how to use them or what to use them in! No worries!

You can use them in a number of things like:

  • Red Wine (Any red bottle of wine you like will work)
  • Add them to your tea bags
  • Make mulled cider (cold or hot cider)
  • Can use them to flavor homemade apple cider vinegar
  • Use them to flavor a vanilla and brown sugar ice cream

There are a lot of ways to use your own mulling spices.

Give This Mulling Spice Blend As A Gift

Since you’re using whole spices this will make a great gift! Use cloth spice bags or cloth tea bags or muslin bags so others can enjoy hot drinks this fall and winter season.

Best Mulling Spices Recipe

Best Mulling Spices Recipe

If you love fall drinks, you need mulling spices! They are used in everything from apple cider to a hot toddy, and SUPER easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz cinnamon sticks
  • ⅓ cup cardamom pods
  • ¼ cup allspice berries
  • ¼ cup whole cloves
  • ¼ cup star anise pods
  • ⅓ cup dried orange peel - store bought or dried in oven
  • ¼ cup black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Place cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, cloves and star anise in large resealable bag.
  2. Crush with rolling pin.
  3. Add orange peel and peppercorns to bag and toss to mix well.
  4. Store in airtight container.

Notes

To serve - add 2 tablespoons per ½ gallon of apple cider. 

Serve warm or room temperature.

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