Vanilla, Orange & Spice... Makes Everything Nice
Not just for wine anymore! (Although we recommend it if you're 21 and over.) This blend will lend a delicious flavor to any brew with hints of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Pour some fresh cider in the crockpot, add a hearty amount of this Mulling Spice and let the flavors blossom. You can thank us later for how great your house will smell as well. Don't be afraid to experiment and use these spices for desserts, syrups, brines and more!
- Large 2.7 oz glass jar
- Crafted in small batches
- Hand packed from local ingredients
- All natural: No artificial colors or flavors
- No preservatives, fillers, or MSG
- Vegan, Gluten Free
- By Spiceology / Made in the USA
Ingredients: spices, dehydrated orange peel, dehydrated lemon peel, natural vanilla flavor
~ Available for Local Next Day Delivery \ Not eligible for return once opened
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century, created by the Romans who heated wine to defend their bodies against the winter. As the Romans conquered much of Europe over the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and trade regions.
As its popularity continued to grow throughout the middle ages, Europeans mixed heated wine with spices, believing it would promote health and avoid sickness. They also used herbs and flowers as natural sweeteners to make unpalatable wines taste a lot nicer.
In Sweden, its popularity increased into: Claret (Rhen wine, sugar, honey and spices) and Lutendrank (various spices, wine and milk) -- two of the variations the Swedish monarchy made famous over the coming centuries.Over time, recipe books started using the collective name glögg, first mentioned in 1609.
The big turning point came in the 1890s, when glögg became associated with Christmas. Every wine merchant across the country had their own unique recipe to share. Over time, these unique bottles (most depicting Santa Claus) were distributed throughout the rest of Europe – uprooting the long forgotten mulled wine in a new festive light.
Variations now include everything from red and white wines to sangria blends and vermouth to port – each country's method slightly different from the next. To this day, mulled wine continues to be a Christmas tradition alongside its sister drink, mulled cider.