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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Mulling Spice Mix in a Jar ~

~Great Holiday Gift~
Attach a small bag of mulling spices
to a bottle of wine or jug of cider

Makes enough spices for
14 batches of mulled wine or cider

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3 boxes (1oz each) cinnamon sticks
6 whole nutmegs (1oz)
1/3 cup chopped dried orange peel
1/3 cup chopped dried lemon peel
1/4 cup whole allspice
1/4 cup whole cloves
2 tbsp finely chopped, crystallized ginger

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Put cinnamon sticks and nutmegs in a heavy plastic bag
and crush with a rolling pin until broken in small pieces
Combine all the ingredients together until well blended

Place in a 3x4 Ziplock Baggie and seal
Attach gift tag trimmed with ribbon/homespun fabric
bow, the recipe card and tea ball (optional) to
baggie with the following instructions
**OR**
Place 3 generous tablespoons of mulling spices
in a muslin or cheesecloth bag
Place prepared bags into a 1-quart canning jar
Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a tea ball to the lid
Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ To Mull Wine ~
Stir 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar in a
1 1/2--2-quart pan over medium heat until
sugar dissolves. Add a 750 ml bottle of
wine (3 1/4 cups). Place three generous
tablespoons of mulling spices in a tea ball
or muslin or cheesecloth bag and add to pan
Reduce heat to low, cover and heat very gently
until mixture is very hot but not boiling, about
20 minutes. Discard spices

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~ To Mull Cider ~
Place 3 generous tablespoons of mulling spices
in a tea ball or muslin or cheesecloth bag. Add
to a half gallon (8 cups) apple cider in a 2 1/2-3-quart
pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and
simmer 30-35 minutes. Discard spices


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ENJOY!!

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