There are many ways to kick up hot chocolate. Marshmallows, brandy, whipped cream and even a dash of cayenne pepper are all popular options. But there is one addition that make these all sound like child's play: red wine.
Yes, red wine hot chocolate is the trendiest drink this winter. There are dozens of versions on the internet but all agree on one thing: chocolate and wine are a killer combo.
How To Make Red Wine Hot Chocolate: 3 Tasty Recipes
To make the best red wine hot chocolate you'll want to start off with high-quality dark chocolate. This will be added to the milk so it can melt as it cooks.
A sprinkle of sugar will help it be perfectly sweet while the addition of your favorite redwine will make it boozy enough. We prefer full-bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon but a Malbec or Shiraz are great options too.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate with Merlot
Here is an easy red wine hot chocolate recipe using Merlot from the folks at Forkly:
Red Wine Hot Chocolate with Bittersweet Chocolate
Or you can cozy up to a mug of red wine hot chocolate made with bittersweet chocolate. A heavy dose of whipped cream with shaved chocolate is the perfect garnish. Here is the must-try recipe from PopSugar:
Red Wine Hot Chocolate a la Jacques Torres
If you really want to chef it up, try this tip from famed chocolatier Jacques Torres: mix hot chocolate with mulled wine.
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