A good mulling spices recipe is a must for fall and winter months, as well as the holidays. This is a popular tradition which was developed in Europe. Mulling is the process of infusing juices, wines, cider, or brandy with spices and fruit flavors. The ingredients may vary, but the result is always a delicious, warming drink. If the recipe does not specify adding sugar to the spice mixture, then often sugar will be added to the beverage when it is mulled according to your own desired taste.
Chip the cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice with a hammer. Place with other ingredients in a storage container. To use, place two tablespoons of mixture in a small muslin bag and add to four cups of beverage. Simmer. This recipe makes one and one half cups of mulling spice.
Serve with pound cake topped with Pineapple Cream!