Vin Chaud (French Mulled Wine) Recipe

In France, mulled wine is called Vin Chaud. There are many ways to make a mulled wine The French version adds a certain “ooh la la” to regular mulled wine. Maybe it’s the cognac?

Next time you want something warm and winealicious this is a good go to recipe. Have it with brie and a baguette, a batch of pomme frites, or kick ass kettle corn. This wine is also great when you are entertaining during the cold months.

Vin Chaud


  • 1 bottle of Beaujolais wine

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • A pinch of ground pepper

  • 2 cardamom pods

  • 1 star anise

  • 5 whole cloves

  • 1/3 cup Cognac (optional)

  • 1 piece of orange zest (white pith removed), a few inches long, per glass


In cooking pot add all spices and honey then let it simmer. Do not allow to boil. Turn off the stove and let the wine simmer 10-15 minutes. Reheat and, just before serving, add the cognac. Strain wine into mugs, removing spices. Garnish with a strip of orange zest.

kitchen magick tip: Keep this concoction warm by putting it in a crockpot.



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