Red Wine Hot Chocolate 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine (We like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Shiraz)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbs sugar (Optional)
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Salt, to taste


Place a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Combine all ingredients except the vanilla extract and salt in pan and stir constantly, until the chocolate chips are fully melted.

Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and salt to taste. Pour into mugs and serve.