Saturday drinks: Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Welcome to Blogmas Day Sixteen!!!!

In May, I did a series where on Saturdays, I gave suggestions for summer drinks, so I thought for Blogmas I’d do a similar one for Christmassy drinks! This week I’m doing Red Wine Hot Chocolate which is perfect if you like red wine and dark chocolate.

(disclaimer: I don’t advocate for binge drinking or over-drinking or underage drinking obviously, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying a drink or two on special occasions, or nights with your friends. ALSO the legal drinking age where I live is 18, so keep in mind that I’ve been legal for three years now)

Adapted/inspired from this recipe but there are a ton out there and a ton of videos.

You will need:

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine (merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Combine the chocolate chips, milk, and half and half in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot. Add in wine and stir until it is mixed through. Don’t have the heat too high or else the milk curdles/burns.

This also works without the half and half if you don’t like it super rich. You can also add a couple tablespoons of sugar if you want it to be sweeter.

I like topping mine with cocoa powder to make it a little chocolatey-er.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you try this recipe!


3 thoughts on “Saturday drinks: Red Wine Hot Chocolate

  1. I’ll admit, I’m not sure about this recipe. I like red wine and I like hot chocolate, but… I’m not sure about combining them. (Bailey’s and hot chocolate, on the other hand, is lovely.)

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