DIY Wine Mulling Kits For Wine Mulling Kits: 3 12- oz. glass bottles or jars, sterilized 3 750- ml bottles red wine 3 miniature boxes organic raisins, optional 3 small organic apples or navel oranges
Makes 3 Kits
For Mulling Syrup: 3 cups filtered water 2 cups apple cider 2 organic navel oranges, quartered 1 cup organic sugar ( or Lakanto for lower
sugar version) 1 ½ - inch square chunk peeled fresh ginger
root, chopped 3 3- inch cinnamon sticks 12 whole cloves 10 whole black peppercorns 8 whole allspice berries 4 whole cardamom pods, slightly crushed 1 tsp. nutmeg ( freshly grated, if possible) Combine water and cider in large saucepan or soup pot. Squeeze juice from orange wedges into liquids, and drop them in. Add remaining ingredients through nutmeg, and stir gently to combine.
Cover and bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat. Reduce heat to medium- low, stir, and simmer, partially covered, 15– 20 minutes until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat, cover partially, and cool for 15 minutes.
Strain syrup through a fine- mesh sieve, pressing on fruit to squeeze out liquids. Discard solids, pour 1 ½ cups mulling syrup into each bottle, and seal tightly. Refrigerate jars until ready to gift.
To create mulling kits, arrange 1 bottle mulling syrup, 1 bottle wine, 1 orange or apple, and 1 miniature box raisins in gift basket or box. Include the following instructions: Slice the orange ( or core and slice the apple) and combine the slices with the wine, mulling syrup, and 2 Tbs. raisins in large pot. Stir gently to combine, and warm over medium- low heat until hot. Serve immediately. Store mulling syrup in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Per glass of wine: 180 cal; 0g prot; 0g total fat ( 0g sat fat); 23g carb; 0mg chol; 10mg sod; 1g fiber; 18g sugar
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