Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe: Serves 8
5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups fruity red wine, such as Merlot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel
Pinch of salt
Cinnamon sticks and additional cocoa powder to garnish (optional)
Whisk the chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, and cinnamon together in a large saucepan. Add the milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until hot and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salt.
Remove from the heat and add wine. Divide among 8 small glasses or mugs, garnish with raspberries and a dusting of brown sugar, if desired, serve and enjoy.