Recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate — Recipes from The Kitchn

This red wine hot cocoa recipe is the new spiked holiday drink. Warming and comforting, this hot chocolate is anything but ordinary. A nice red wine pairs well with the chocolate. The fruity flavors hit all the right spots in combination with the brown sugar. This is a perfect nightcap. Share it with a loved one or your best friend in front of a fire. It is sure to be a hit at your next winter party.

Key Takeaways:

  • Add cinnamon to give you an extra boost of flavor in the hot chocolate
  • Don’t use store-bought hot chocolate, instead follow this recipe to make your own
  • Use an inexpensive bottle, like you would for sangria, and save the expensive stuff for a nice meal.

“A fruity red wine like a Merlot or Zinfandel works best here, as it plays in harmony with the delicately bitter dark chocolate and caramel notes in brown sugar.”

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