We love nibbling dark chocolate alongside a glass of red wine; the two flavors combined in a mug of hot chocolate is an unexpected treat.
- 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fruity red wine, such as Pinot Noir, Shiraz or Beaujolais (we used merlot)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- Sugar, for serving
- Bring chocolate and wine to a simmer in a 1-qt. saucepan over low heat; cook, whisking, until melted, about 3 minutes. Add 2⁄3 cup water, milk, and salt; bring to a boil, and cook, while whisking 3 minutes more. Pour into 2 mugs and serve with sugar on the side, if you like.