5 Ways to Use Mulling Spices
You can certainly use mulling spices to make apple cider (don’t forget the rum!), but we wouldn’t want to limit the possibilities!
Here are 5 unique ideas for using mulling spices:
1. NATURAL ROOM FRAGRANCE
Place 2 tablespoons of mulling spices in a small saucepan filled with several cups of water. Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce to simmer for 2-4 hours.
2. SPICED VINAIGRETTE
Simmer 1 tablespoon of mulling spices with 16 ounces of apple cider vinegar. Strain and allow to fully cool before refrigerating. When ready to use, mix a 1:2 vinegar to oil ratio and toss on salad. You can also use this as a great meat marinade!
3. SYRUP WITH A KICK
Simmer 12 ounces of pure maple syrup with 1 tablespoon of mulling spices. After 5 minutes, strain and either serve warm or place in the refrigerator for 24 hours before using cold.
4. MULLED WINE
Combine 1 bottle of dry red wine with ½ cup of sugar or honey and 2 tablespoons of mulling spices. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and serve hot in mugs, or chill and serve over ice.
5. BAKING GRIND
Use in some of your favorite homemade baked goods! You should only need a teaspoon or two. We personally like it as an addition to cinnamon coffee cake, doughnuts, brownies and pumpkin bread!
You can also make apple spice sangria, meat rub (grind and add salt), a spiced ginger-lemonade to kick a cold, homemade chai tea, a festive glass rimmer (simply grind with sugar in a coffee grinder), or put in chocolate desserts for extra flavor!