There is a certain feeling that comes from trading items between friends or strangers. Its like we’ve gone back in time to the days of exchanging goods for other goods instead of using money as our currency, there is something refreshing about it. That is exactly how I came to acquire these mulling spices too make my own mulled wine or cider. Have you ever mulled your own wine?
I have yet to make mine, but plan to this weekend. You can find mulling spices from your local spice shop, let it soak in water and warm on stove without letting it boil, the longer you keep the spice in the more intense flavour you will produce, usually only taking about 5-15 minutes. Add some organic honey or sugar to give it a sweetness, discard the spice once it has reached the desired taste and laddle into mugs or glasses. You can also pour the finished drink into a crock pot and keep warm and ready-to-serve for hours. So great for holiday gatherings this winter.