A Gift Of Christmas Cheer

A Gift Of Christmas Cheer

Posted by The Wares Team on 3rd Dec 2018

A Homemade Thoughtful Gift Adds A Personal Touch This Festive Season

Why not make your own homemade gift of a mulled wine making kit in a glass jar?

Ingredients and equipment required:

  • A glass jar ( ideally a mason glass jar or a clip top glass jar) of  personal preference,  there are many different jars to choose from  click here for options
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (can be broken up to fit into your jar or tied to the top of the jar)
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 tablespoon allspice (whole berries)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon green cardamom pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Cheesecloth (cut out three squares and they must be big enough to hold a 1/3 of the spices)
  • 3 pieces of string, we recommend our red and ivory string, please click here
  • Christmas gift tag , see our selection by clicking here
  • Bottle of wine and an orange (an option to use dried orange slices if preferred)

Next Step

  • Sterilise your chosen glass jar
  • Measure all the spices out into a bowl and then add to the glass jar along with the cinnamon sticks
  • Place the cheesecloth squares along with the string in the jar on top of the spices
  • Write on the gift tag the directions on how to make as outlined in the next step
  • The ingredients in the jar will make 3 bottles of mulled wine. A third of the spices should be used (not the cinnamon sticks) and placed into the cheesecloth square and tied up with the string
  • Place the cheesecloth sachet and a bottle of red wine with a cinnamon stick into a pan and allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes
  • Optional to add a tablespoon of honey to the pan