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A good friend and fellow dessertoholic shared this amazing BuzzFeed link on great ways to spike hot chocolate. Now while I love a good, steaming mug of it as is, this list intrigued me. I don’t drink a lot of the stuff on there, but I do have a soft spot for red wine. Even more so when it comes with a bit of dark chocolate.
So….red wine hot chocolate it had to be 😀
I halved the recipe because it was just me at home that night. Just me, a pretty big mug of hot chocolate and Sheldon Cooper. I want to go on about my undying love for The Big Bang Theory, but maybe another day.
Right now, go melt some chocolate and treat yourself to this!
I have no great insights into wine making or the 1984 medium-bodied vintage red with a subtle earthy aroma with a fruity undertone of summer berries.
Wine hasn’t been in my life all that long but I do like a glass of Sula Satori. So that’s what I used in this one, not knowing if it was the perfect choice or not, but it was deeeeeelish.
The chocolate flavour is much stronger though, so about halfway through, I couldn’t really get the very subtle wine flavour anymore. But if I had added any more, it would have turned into…well, just wine.
I also discovered some liqueur chocolates we had in the fridge, and some of them had red wine!
The cute mug and shot glass you see here were gifts from the same friend who sent me the link to this recipe 🙂
The drink takes all of 5 minutes to make, 3 if you can’t wait to let it boil. And I totally used my brand new, super kitschy kitchen-scale to measure out 85 grams of chocolate instead of squinting at the slab and estimating. The scale was also a birthday gift. Definitely married the right man 🙂
This hot chocolate tastes EXACTLY like what you’d go have in a cafe. Strong and rich and sinful.
All this while I’d just been mixing cocoa powder in hot milk. Nothing wrong with it, but not quite there. And though melted chocolate every third day cannot be a good thing, at least there’s an easy way to bring heaven home 🙂 I did feel extremely full and a tad overdosed, but all worth it.
Can’t wait to try some of the others in this list!
The proportions are easy to scale up or down. Here’s what I used to make one mug.
What you’ll need:
85 gms dark chocolate, chopped and at room temperature (I used compound chocolate so I didn’t require any extra sugar)
3 tbsps red wine
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup water