This version of a holiday staple from Richmond's Wild Sweets by Dominique and Cindy Duby is ridiculously easy to concoct.

Mulled wine is a must-have libation at dinner parties, social gatherings and outdoor markets during this festive time of year, and B.C.'s award-winning Wild Sweets by Dominique and Cindy Duby has created a cocoa-infused version that requires little more than a microwave (!) and Mason jar. No, really: you can ditch the stovetop for this spicy and warming bev, which contains a slightly honeyed tasted and aroma thanks to the inclusion of Wild Sweets' "chocolate tea"—touted by the Richmond-based biz as a "healthy" and antioxidant-rich alternative to coffee. Grab a few cocoa-tea bags from Wild Sweets' Metro Vancouver outpost (2145–12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond) or online, and prepare yourself for a leisurely evening fireside.

Get the recipe for Wild Sweets' Mulled Hot Cocoa Tea Wine here.

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