Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate


  • 500ml water
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 8 cloves
  • 250g dark chocolate (about 70%), chopped
  • 2 clementines, halved and thickly sliced (substitute with orange)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of red wine (your choice) (Port / Ruby Port is a good option)


  1. Place the water, sugar, cocoa, spices and chocolate in a pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk until it chocolate has melted and everything’s incorporated. Add clementines and rosemary and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the red wine and warm through gently.
  3. Serve warm (not hot).

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