Vin Chaud - French Mulled Wine

Vin Chaud - French Mulled Wine

This warm mulled wine is like Christmas in a cup!  Perfect for holiday entertaining or for cozy nights in.  

Course Cocktail
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 750 ml bottle fruity red wine
  • Peel of 1 medium navel orange
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • cup white sugar
  • 4 splashes Grand Marnier


  1. Peel the navel orange and poke the loose cloves through some of the peels

  2. Add the orange peels & cloves, along with the cinnamon sticks, anise pod, and bottle of wine to a stock pot and heat over low heat

  3. Add the honey and sugar and stir to dissolve, careful not to heat the liquid to anything over a low simmer

  4. Keep on low heat while barely simmering for 5 minutes

  5. Taste for sweetness and add more honey or sugar as needed 

  6. Remove from heat and let the spices steep for another 5-10 minutes more

  7. Discard the spices and orange peels and ladle the warm wine into mugs.  Splash each glass with Grand Marnier