Vin chaud (hot mulled wine)

5 Dec

Vin chaud is the definitive drink of French Christmas markets and festivals. This recipe was served at an event at our church last weekend and it’s the best I’ve ever had. So I snagged the recipe from the pastor’s wife 🙂

one bottle of good red wine
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 lemon, sliced
zest of 1 orange
2-4 cinnamon sticks
1-2 cloves (optional)

Heat the wine, sugar and spices in a pot over low heat. Stir occasionally until it simmers (not boiling) and a foam forms. Add the zest. Pour the wine into glasses while hot. Serve with a slice of lemon in each glass or a stick of cinnamon.

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One Response to “Vin chaud (hot mulled wine)”

  1. kim December 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    I so enjoy this in the mountains while skiing. I am thrilled to have a recipe to do at home during festivities! Thanks for sharing!!! I can't wait to try it.

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