If you’re in the market for a new holiday cocktail, I humbly recommend Vin Chaud, the famous French mulled wine.
Steaming hot wine is spiked with a touch of brandy and infused with warm spices for a drink that warms you from the inside out.
Add one-half of the oranges in slices into your heavy-bottomed pot and add the remaining ½ orange juice, then place them into the pot as well.
Pour in you favorite brandy and bottle of red wine, then add your whole winter spices and various mulling spices.
Put the mixture on medium heat until you start to see bubbles rising to the surface.
Turn off the heat and allow the wine to infuse for 30 minutes before serving!
Strain wine through a fine mesh strainer. Then, pour vin chaud into a mug and garnish with an orange slice or orange zest, cinnamon stick, whole star anise and a few fresh cranberries.