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Discover TWO Little-known Old-fashioned
Gluhwein Mulling Spices Recipes from Black Forest Germany

Make Delicious Mulled Apple Cider To Feed Your Entire Family During This Winter Time Without Spending Hours Researching The Right Elements

As the Romans traveled across Europe, mulled wine was introduced to the people who embraced the beverage that eventually came to be known as wassail. It was especially popular in medieval England during the winter months. Now, for the first time, we’re making the recipes available to you!

The Mulling Spice Recipe

Mulling spices are made by mixing the right portion of dried orange and lemon peel (30%), Myrtle Pepper (20%), cloves (25%) and cinnamon (25%).

This sounds easy, right? Wrong. Getting the ingredients is easy, but the secret to making authentic mulled beverages comes down to the quality of the ingredients.

1) The Myrtle peppers (aka Allspice berries) from South America are the best quality!

2.) Cloves is a spice that comes from an evergreen tree in the myrtle family. Make sure you get the ones cultivated in Indonesia, Madagascar, Pakistan and Zanzibar.

3) Herbs Drying (Important): it’s best if you buy fresh herbs and dry them yourself. This is because commercially available dried herbs were dried with the low-cost method: oven drying. Oven drying introduces high heat. This will break down the essential oils in the herbs. Without the essential oils that are natural to the herbs, your mulling spices would NOT taste good.

Recipe #1: Richly Spiced Mulled Apple Cider (8 Cups)

A great way to treat your entire family during this cold winter. Fill your entire room with the aroma.

In a large, nonreactive pot, lightly toast 1 cup dried mulling spices over low heat for about one minute until fragrant. Remove pot from heat; let cool slightly. Slowly add cider (or apple juice) and stir. Return pot to heat and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce to low heat and continue to simmer for at least 20 minutes. Occasionally gently stir. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Carefully ladle into mugs and add a one-inch cinnamon stick into each mug for garnish. Makes 8 servings. You can adjust the amount of mulling spices based on your taste.

Recipe #2: Mulled Spiced Tea (8 cups)
These spices will increase your enjoyment of your favorite black teas from Sri Lanka. This recipe creates a strong black tea taste. If you prefer weaker tea, use 2 to 3 tea bags. Lavender, vanilla bean and honey add sweet, delicate flavorings. For a spicier sweetener, substitute 4 pieces of crystallized ginger for the honey.

Directions:

  • Bring 8 cups of water to boil in a large, nonreactive pot.
    Remove from heat.
  • Add 6 to 8 your favorite black tea bags.
  • Add 6-10 teaspoons of the mulling spices, 1 teaspoon lavender (optional) and 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste).
  • Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Return to low heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve warm or chill. Makes 8 servings.
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