Make a Mulled Wine Kit for the Holidays

Anyone can show up with a bottle of wine. But you go the extra mile with this winning mulled wine kit for stylish holiday gift-giving.

Homemade Mulled Wine

Homemade Mulled Wine

You can't go wrong with wine. Add a seasonal spin by including a mulled wine kit with your favorite bottle of red. Homemade mulled wine brings the taste of the holidays home.

Photo by: Hortus Ltd./Mark Fonville

Hortus Ltd./Mark Fonville

You can't go wrong with wine. Add a seasonal spin by including a mulled wine kit with your favorite bottle of red. Homemade mulled wine brings the taste of the holidays home.

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Materials

  • 1 12-by-12 inch fabric square
  • 40 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 8-inch lengths of string
  • 4 bottles of red wine
  • 4 gift tags

Directions:

Cut the fabric into four evenly-sized squares. Lay each one out on your work surface and to the center of each, add: 10 cloves, 5 cardamom pods; 1/4 of the ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground ginger.

Gather up the edges of the fabric squares to form small bags and tie securely with the string. Attach a cinnamon stick to each bag and make a loop to hang over neck of the wine bottle.

Create a gift tag for each bottle that reads: Combine the wine, spice bag and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar into a pan. Heat gently, without boiling, until the sugar dissolves, then add 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons brandy. Add one small, sliced orange with the peel on, stir and serve.

Hang a spice bag and gift tag on each wine bottleneck.

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