About a week ago I told you about that magical beverage called hot chocolate and how you can transform it in so many ways. You can add a creamy alcoholic drink (baileys for example), you can add spices or even concoct it out of Nutella. The possibilities are endless! I once tasted a hot chocolate with a side note of orange, and I have been experimenting with different ingredients ever since. I could just ask the owner of the shop, or do you have any tips for me? The same cute cupcake shop offered a variety of cocoa with dark chocolate, white chocolate or even one with coconut flavour. I have to get back there!
Hot Chocolate and Red Wine?
These beverages couldn’t be more different at first glance. I connect hot chocolate with cosy winter afternoons, or spending some time with good friends at a café. Add a good book and some knit socks and you’ve got yourself some winter bliss. Red wine may be as different from hot chocolate as night from day when you think about the texture and taste. But think further. Don’t you love to enjoy a glass of red wine with a good book, and maybe even a piece of dark chocolate? Not so different after all! But pairing both? Seemed curious to me until I tried it:
- 1,5 cups of milk
- 1/3 cup of dark chocolate (or more if you like)
- 1 glass of red wine
- A pinch of cinnamon
Carefully warm the milk and chocolate in a pot at medium heat. Whisk both until the chocolate dissolves and has mixed with the milk. You should thick and creamy chocolate milk.
Pour a glass of red wine, then add it to your chocolate milk. Warm your mixture and add a bit of cinnamon.
The hot chocolate should be enough for two servings. Add some marshmallows of you like, or some whipped cream!
Yummy! When I red about people putting red wine into their hot chocolate I could not believe that it would taste at all. However, as a lover of both wine (red, white, rosé, I drink it all!) and dark chocolate I had no other choice than to try it. The best thing is that it warms you up with its heat and the alcohol. For me a wonderful beverage for cold winter evenings, and such a cool alternative to mulled wine!