Make This Now: Red Wine Hot Chocolate


We saw this recipe and immediately decided this is the only hot drink we’re having throughout fall and winter. After all, we’re in France, land of milk, chocolate and red wine. The recipe is so easy and any sane person (especially if they live in France) should have these ingredients in the house.

If red wine hot chocolate isn’t winter goodness in a cup, we don’t know what is.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate


  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 2/3 cup red wine
  • Optional: Whipped cream, chocolate shavings, cinnamon, orange zest


  1. Heat milk and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk until all the chocolate is melted and well-incorporated.
  3. Add the red wine and stir some more until it's hot.
  4. Pour into 2 mugs or wineglasses.
  5. Top with optional toppings.



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        will do…ended up not doing it tonight because i decided I wanted to dehydrate some clementines as a garnish (as well as maybe top it with some orange salt) So I will be drinking it tomorrow night…in fact, taking it to a little apero dinatoire party tomorrow and will report back. i also just bought three different kinds of chocolate to try it with (dark, milk and coconut)…yeah, don’t suggest a drink to me, because I’l just try it every which way! signed…your Martini Editor! 😉

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        I agree on the Bordeaux And for me, I just bought a couple of bottles of random merlot to try with mine….i don’t know why, but I thought easy, jammy, fruity might work well with this. but my personal thought is….anything will work…it’s just a nice way to spike the hocho with something a little less potent than rum. But I’m now just thinking maybe a little northern cote du rhone…or basically any Syrah/Shiraz….don’t know why but I’m thinking the pepper in those might go nicely with chocolate. Okay, carry on now..i’ll stop using this feed as my brainstorming board for the night. 😉

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