Monday, 24 October 2011

Gift idea: mulled wine spice kit mix and recipe

A Mulled Wine Kit makes a lovely Christmas gift (especially if you also include  bottle of wine!)

This is how i made mine:

Step 1: Make the spice mix - I included 2 Cardamom pods, 12 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise  and 1 nutmeg. If you live in Cambridge the 'Daily Bread Co-op' sell a great selection of spices.  
Step 2: I made a basic bag out of Hessian to put 3 portions of the spice mix in (bag made by using 2 rectangles of Hessian stitched together and turned out) 
Step 3: I then made a gift label and included my recipe on the back 

My recipe "Put 1 portion of the spice mix in a saucepan with 1/2pint of water, 1 bottle of red wine and 2 tsps of granulated sugar and heat to simmering point. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Keep it at simmering point for at least 20 minutes – but do not boil or all the alcohol will evaporate."

Step 4: Using raffia and a wooden peg i attached the bag and label to a bottle of red wine.  

Mulled Wine spice kit

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