Spiced vin chaud

When it’s cold and gloomy during the winter, I’ve this craving for Vin Chaud (Hot wine) – reminds of home and cheers me up. It’s a beverage you usually drink during the holidays or during ski vacation as an après comfort or just during a break while on the slopes.



  • 1 bottle / 0.75 liters of red wine (Bordeaux, Burgundy or Pinot Noir)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1/2 orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise, if available 1 ground clove 1 slice of ginger pieced 1 pinch of grated nutmeg



  1. Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil very gently and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Serve very hot in glasses by filtering using a colander.
  3. Place a slice of orange in glass.

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