Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hot Mulled Cider

I wanted to give a shout out to my friend Christine. I bought the most delicious blend of perfect mulling spices from her at the market yesterday and made some mulled cider (cider from Sweetser's Apple Barrel in Cumblerand) today. The weather in Maine today is rainy and cold. This is a very appropriate beverage for such a fall day as this. Thanks Christine. Delicious!

Here is what their website has to say about their mulling spice blend:

Silk Road Mulling Spices (Organic) ~ A delicious blend of flavors that will transform your cider or red wine into a truly warming drink. The Silk Road (it was actually many routes) was the trade route between China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean, and was responsible for the distribution not only of silk, but also of knowledge, culture, and of course Spices. It seemed appropriate to name our Mulling Spices after this well traveled path as the ingredients come from many different and far flung places. Use 1-2 Tablespoons per 1/2 gallon of cider or wine. Crafted with Crystallized Ginger, Cassia Cinnamon, Lemon Peel, Green Cardamom, Orange Peel, Cloves, Allspice, Black Pepper, and Tahitian Vanilla.

Here is the Gryffon Ridge website:

And information about Gryffon Ridge:
Custom herbal and spice blends at a reasonable cost. The majority of our products are certified organic unless otherwise indicated. Our spice blends are salt free unless otherwise listed in the ingredients list.

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