Christmas is a time for log fires and a big punch bowl of mulled wine or cider filling the bar with festive, spicy aromas, tempting the customers, but how to achieve this state of seasonal cheer with minimal fuss? The answer is Mulling Spices Spice Drops®.
These are a finely-tuned blend of orange, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fennel and ginger extracts awarded 2 stars in the Great Taste Awards and high praise for its versatility. One drop is concentrated enough to spice 75ml of liquid, meaning just a few drops added to a bottle of red wine makes an instant mulled wine with the anticipated festive flavour and aroma but without having to prepare, cook and strain the raw spices and ingredients. It can similarly immediately transform cider, beer or rum into a spicy festive brew, perfect for a busy bar.
Mulling Spices Spice Drops® are one of a range of 34 natural, highly concentrated extracts of herbs, spices, fruits and flowers. All are made using natural ingredients and contain no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives, and no added salt or sugar; they’re gluten-free and suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. They’re fantastic in cooking but also in drinks from smoothies, to teas, coffees and cocktails, providing the theatre required behind the bar but without the chopping, peeling, grinding or grating, just intense, delicious flavour in an instance.
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Mulling Spices Spice Drops® bring an end to tasteless mulling spice powders and the hassle of preparing, cooking and straining the fresh ingredients. Available in bottles of bespoke catering sizes of 100ml upwards, Mulling Spices Spice Drops® can be used to make large batches of mulled wine, mulled cider, mulled beer or spiced rum for use in busy bars or at crowded public Christmas events.
Kew Gardens discovered the convenience of Mulling Spices Spice Drops® three years ago and continue to use it throughout their six-week long ‘Christmas at Kew’ celebrations where mulled wine is a key feature of the festive food and drink on offer to the thousands of visitors that come through the doors.
Rob Santos, Operations Manager at Kew Gardens said: “We have been using Spice Drops® at Christmas at Kew to service both our mulled wine and spiced apple juice options. Using this unique blend of ingredients means there is no need for the drinks to be boiled but rather served warm or hot through the use of water boilers. This inevitably saves time on labour and no loss of alcohol due to overcooking. The flavour and intensity makes this blend incredibly delicious.”
To buy and find out more about the Spice Drops® range including the Mulling Spices, visit www.holylama.co.uk or www.souschef.co.uk