I don't know how that happened, but for the past two days I’ve been nursing a cold. It must be the ever changing weather. Anyway, last night Balazs and I decided that it's time to get me back into shape. Instead of going for a cup of our usual remedy, we made hot chocolate with red wine. We weren't sure if this combo would work but it was so wonderfully soothing that we both couldn't get enough of it. Cold or not, we found the perfect autumn drink. Thanks, Ella :)
To make two cups you will need 3 tsp. of unsweetened dark cocoa powder, 5 tsp. of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of your favourite red wine, 1 cup of milk and we also added a dash of cinnamon on top.
This is how it goes: Bring wine to a simmer over low heat. Meanwhile in a bowl combine cocoa powder with sugar, add 2 or 3 tbsp. of milk and stir well to combine. When it's nicely combined add the rest of the milk, stir well and add over the wine. Bring to a boil while whisking from time to time. Pour into your serving cups and ta dah - enjoy!
Fancy a cuppa? What's your all-time favourite autumn drink?
P.S: Also, that autumn booster and this hot spiced apple and brandy autumn drink.
P.P.S: Plus the most irresistible autumn snack.
(Photos by Homecooking Adventure)