Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine
Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine
Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red WineMaxime Iattoni

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.

Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine
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.
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Bring chocolate and wine to a simmer in a 1-qt. saucepan over low heat; cook, whisking, until melted, about 3 minutes. Add 23 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.