Holiday How-To: Last Minute Hostess Gift

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In need of a last minute holiday hostess gift? We’ve been there and we’ve got you covered!

Try our recipe for Mulling Spice!

It’s an easy last minute gift that can be put together with things already in your pantry! Or at the very least, can be acquired after a quick trip to the grocery store.

You can pair it with a bottle of wine, a jug of apple cider or warm it in a pot of water and use it as a home fragrance.

The packaging options are just as easy to put together. You can use small Ball jars, cheese cloth, or even a clear ornament!

Mulling Spice

2 Tablespoons Whole Cloves
1 Tablespoon Whole Allspice
1 Whole Star Anise
4 Cinnamon Sticks

Place the whole allspice, anise and cinnamon sticks in a large Ziploc bag and gently break apart using a pan or a heavy glass.  Combine with the whole cloves and shake to combine.

Now you can package in your favorite container. We love the look of a clear glass ornament – just make sure the pieces are small enough to fit inside. Packaging the spice mix in cheese cloth is also a great packing idea so the spice is ready to use.

Optional additions:

Dried Orange and Lemon Rind
A Few Black Peppercorns (keep whole)
Whole Cranberries
1 Spring of Rosemary, for the daring!

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