At my Octoberfest party, the perfect party favor will be the ingredients to make homemade mulling spices packaged in a mason jar with a recipe card.
As the guest of a Fall fete last month, my perfect hostess gift was this pot of lavender honey I picked up in September from the Sag Harbor Farmer's Market.
This is my favorite recipe for mulling spices. It’s so easy!
2 t whole allspice
1/4 t whole cloves
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 strip orange rind, thinly peeled
Put the above ingredients in a plastic zip-top bag and beat gently with a rolling pin. Bring two cups of water to a boil and then add a couple of tablespoons of your mulling spices. Simmer the mixture for a warm and inviting smell. Store the remaining mulling spices in an airtight container. An even easier way to achieve this is to simmer apple cider on the stove mixed with a few sticks of cinnamon but be careful not to overboil! I once ruined a great pan by turning the water on too high.
Mull away Mermaids. XO