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Mulled Cider Sachets ingredients
Makes 1212 cinnamon sticks
6 pieces star anise
1 Tbsp whole allspice berries
1 Tbsp whole cloves
6 bouquet garni bags ($8 for 12 bags, surlatable.com)
DirectionsAssemble the sachets: Divide the cinnamon, star anise, allspice, and cloves among the bags. Keep at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Package your gift: Divide the sachets between 2 small boxes lined with decorative foil or paper. Try the Bamboo Stackable Drawer Organizers available at containerstore.com (3- x 6- x 2-inches, $4 each).
Handwrite or download (scroll to page 2) the following instructions on a gift tag or label to include with your gift: “Simmer 1 sachet in 2 quarts apple cider for 15 minutes. Serves 8.”
Tuck gift tags with instructions into the boxes; wrap with decorative wrapping paper or fabric that is cut to the width of each box, leaving the ends open. Secure each with a ribbon and finish by tying on a cinnamon stick and a star anise piece.