Look! Spices for Mulled Wine and Cider

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Reader Leigh sent us this great idea for a small food gift. She created little bags of mulling spices for cider and wine, and attached cards with a note and directions. Read on for another photo and more on her Christmas gift project.

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Leigh says:

I bought mulling spices in bulk from Chicago's Spice House, filled each mulling bag with either one tablespoon (for one bottle of wine) or three (for one gallon of cider). I wrote a tiny card with directions on one side and a note about spicing up the holidays on the other. The gift was so economical, and light for shipping to friends around the world!

Thank you for sharing, Leigh! This is a beautiful project.

We especially like how easy these are to ship, as she notes. You wouldn't even need a box; you could ship them in oversized card envelopes.

• Visit Leigh's sweet food blog: Kumquat Connection

Related: Recipe: Spiced Apple Cider

(Images: Leigh of Kumquat Connection)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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