Mulled wine spice mix

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Oranges
8 \N (3-in) stick cinnamon,
\N \N Broken into small pieces
¼ cup Whole cloves
¼ cup Whole allspice
4 \N Whole nutmeg, cracked and
\N \N Broken into small pieces
3 drops Oil of cinnamon

Peel rind from oranges in ½ inch strips, cutting into white membrane as little as possible. Reserve oranges for later use. Place rind strips, outer side up, on a wire rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 200 degrees, leaving oven door slightly open, 2 to 2-½ hours or until rind is dry. Check often. Let cool. Break into small pieces.

Combine dried orange rind and remaining ingredients; mix well. Yield: about 1-½ cups.

To use: Combine ⅓ cup mulled wine spice mix with 1 quart Burgandy and 1 quart apple juice. Heat to boiling; cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Strain spices before serving. For a nonalcoholic beverage, ⅓ cup cup mulled wine spice mix may be combined with ½ gallon apple cider. Servings: ½ gallon.

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