There is hardly a more classic Valentine's Day combo than red wine and chocolate. That's why when we came across this recipe, even though it sounded kind of kooky, we had to try it. I've heard of spiking a warm drink, like an Irish Coffee or a Hot Toddy, and I've made mulled wine before...but for some reason, the idea of putting wine in my hot chocolate totally blew my mind. The result? Yummy warm chocolaty deliciousness! How have I not thought of this before?! It's perfect for sipping on while you cuddle up with your Valentine on this fuh-reezing winter weekend! Just combine the best things that VDay has to offer into one pot, and sip away.
We adapted the recipe from Saveur - being the wino that I am (I prefer "wine enthusiast," actually), I upped the wine-to-chocolate ratio. Even with more wine, it's only a subtle flavor, adding an extra warm undertone to the bittersweet chocolate taste.
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Cheers - and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! xo
(all photos, jamie grill photography)