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Mulling spices is a European spice mixture used in European drink recipes. The spices are usually used to spice hot apple cider, mulled wine, wassail and other drinks (such as juices) during the autumn or winter in European and American cultures. A "mulled" drink is a drink which has been prepared with these spices (usually through heating the drink in a pot with mulling spices and then strained).
The combination of spices varies, but it usually consists of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; and less frequently star anise, peppercorn or cardamon. It also usually includes dried fruit (such as raisins, apples or orange rind).