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homemade cider mulling spice mix
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Homemade Mulling Cider Spice Mix

A Holiday gift that is easy to make and a tastes delicious! Mulling Spices are mixed with apple cider! A warm cider to toast the Holidays.
Course Brunch, Drink non-alcohol
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Holiday drink, Holiday gift
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 serving
Calories 186kcal
Author Eileen xo


  • 1 medium orange
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
  • 2 star anise

To complete the Mulled Cider


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Slice oranges in half and scoop out the pulp. Use pulp for other recipes. Place aluminum foil inside orange halves and place oranges on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for about 4 hours to dry out the orange.  Decorate the dried oranges with the whole cloves. Make whatever pattern you like to make a festive look. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, ground allspice and nutmeg,  Split the brown sugar mixture in half between two decorative bags. Top with decorated orange peel, cinnamon stick, and star anise to each spice bag. 
  • If giving as a gift, add a directions label to each bag: Combine this mulling spice with 3 cups of apple cider. Let simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.  Serve warm with orange slices and enjoy.


  • These spice gifts are awesome in gift bags, tea cups, mason jars, get creative.
  • Any nutritional value used is an estimate. These figures can change based on ingredients and portion size


Serving: 1gift bag | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.7mg