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Red wine hot chocolate is the only thing you'll want to drink this winter

Cozy, boozy, delicious


  • 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoons salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup red wine

Time Needed:

10 - 20 minutes



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5 Simple, Delicious Twists on Hot Chocolate

Move over, Irish coffee. Hit the road, hot toddy. There’s a new warm, boozy beverage in town, and it’s all you’ll want to sip until summer.

That beverage, dear friends, is red wine hot cocoa. Wrap your hands around a steaming mug of the chocolatey libation and tell me you don’t feel like a million bucks.

While you could always slip some wine into your Swiss Miss, the real deal recipe will be fuller, richer, and all-around better. Here’s how to make it:


  1. Mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.

  2. Add the milk and wine, stirring to combine

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

  4. When the cocoa is your desired temperature, pour into a mug, cuddle up under some cozy blankets, and enjoy.

This recipe serves one, but you may want to double—or triple—it if you’re hoping to share with a friend (or just drink two helpings on your own.)

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