07/01/2011 12:06 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Laura Santtini's Chocolate Mulled Wine

This recipe is for four as it is highly unlikely you will be allowed to drink this alone, but that said I often measure out a glass single glass of wine and pop it in a pan and season with around 30g of cacao, and a pinch of spices, honey etc to taste.

You'll need

1 bottle red wine (750ml)
1 cinnamon stick
140g Venezuelan Black, 100% pure cacao – I used Willie's Supreme Cacao
1 tsp ground allspice
5 whole cloves
3 tbsp soft brown sugar or honey (or to taste)

For the decoration
4 long cinnamon sticks
Warm the red wine (bring to a simmer but do not boil), add the spices, then the chocolate and finally the sugar or honey to taste.

Pour into glasses, add a long cinnamon stick for decoration and serve immediately.