Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

  • Serves

    serves 2


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
  • 13 cup fruity red wine, such as Pinot Noir, Shiraz or Beaujolais (we used merlot)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Sugar, for serving


Step 1

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.

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