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Mulling Spice Syrup for Cocktails

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes


A mulling spice syrup to mix into cocktails. Add to heated wine for an instant mulled wine or shake up into chilled cocktails to add the fragrant, warm baking spices to your seasonal flips, sours, highballs, and Old Fashioneds!


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • peel from 1 orange
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 nutmeg, chopped


  1. Add sugar and water to a saucepan and heat until the sugar has melted.
  2. Add the orange & spices, stir. Bring to just below a boil and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain & store in the fridge for up to 1 month.