October Friendship Gift: Mulling Spice

Mulling spice is the ideal old-fashioned aromatic addition to bring the scent and/or taste of fall inside.  Simply simmer with cider or wine to capture the taste and smell of the season in your cup.  I also like to add it to a pot of water (sometimes with the addition of cranberries and oranges) simmering on low to fill the house with a classic scent of autumn. When simmering the water be sure to keep a close eye on the pot and always keep it filled to prevent burning.
Individual Bags of Mulling Spice:
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon(or a pinch) ground clove
¼ teaspoon (or a pinch) ground allspice
pinch of nutmeg
star of anise
cinnamon stick
 {I put the mulling spice in loose tea bags}
 {wrap in a 6x6 inch piece of fabric adorned with twine and a cinnamon stick}
{water, mulling spice bag and cinnamon stick}

{water, mulling spice bag, cinnamon stick, cranberries and orange slices}


  1. I think I can already smell it simmering on my stove. ;)

  2. What a great idea to use it just for the scent!

  3. Love this! I really wanted some spiced apple cider tonight and this will be perfect!

  4. this is the kind of post that requires smell-a-screen. Someone really needs to invent that already

  5. This is a lovely idea and a pretty gift!

  6. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I know this smells incredible. Any friend would love this gift.

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