Merlot Hot Chocolate recipe from Colchester Ridge Estate Winery

Sifting through our Twitter account last night, we found the above photo that our friend, Jen of Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, posted as she was about to indulge in a mug (or two) of Merlot Hot Chocolate. We just had to ask her for the recipe, so here it is for all of you to try!

Merlot Hot Chocolate

  • 6 tsp. of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 10 tsp. of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Merlot
  • 2 cups of milk
  • dash of cinnamon on top


  • Bring wine to a simmer over low heat.
  • In a bowl combine cocoa powder with sugar, 6 tbsp. of milk and stir well to combine.
  • Add the rest of the milk, stir well and add into the wine.
  • Bring to a boil while whisking occasionally.
  • Pour into cups and add cinnamon on top