Mulling Spices have long been used to flavor hot drinks. Mulled beer and wine used to be heated with a red hot poker in European countries; though today hot mulled wine, cider or beer are more likely to be heated on top of the stove. The onset of Autumn weather brings with it the season of hot, spiced drinks. Our Mulling Spice blend is a traditional one, it includes cassia, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
Mulling Spices are typically used to flavor red wine, beer or apple cider. Other uses for these spices include flavoring eggnog, hot buttered rum, herbal teas and other hot spiced drinks.
Mulling spices should be added to room temperature beverages in a saucepan and brought to a boil. As soon as the liquid boils, the heat should be turned off and the mixture should be left to steep for 1/2 an hour. Strain the spices out, reheat, and serve immediately. Sugar can be added to some drinks, like wine, but is not necessary for other drinks such as beer.