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10 Best Chocolate Cocktails for Chocoholics

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There are times that call for a classy, bittersweet Negroni, and then there are those times when you just need chocolate to make everything better. Whether you’re looking for an ultra-comforting beverage or a delicious dessert cocktail, or you’re just looking for yet another way to consume chocolate, here are the 10 best cocktails for chocoholics.

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Forget syrupy sweet liqueurs and heavy cream; our version of the Chocolate Martini is a perfectly balanced combination of dry, bitter, spicy and fruity. Homemade chocolate liqueur is the key to this cocktail’s success, along with a blend of light and dark rum, raspberry liqueur, amaro, Angostura and mole bitters. It’s the chocolate cocktail to rule them all.

The Essentials

Dark Rum
White Rum
Chocolate Liqueur
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OK, fine, if you have an insatiable sweet tooth and crave the taste of melted ice cream in a glass, the classic Chocolate Martini is pretty great, too. When making your own chocolate liqueur isn’t on the agenda for the day, a nice store-bought brand of chocolate liqueur will do just fine in this simple, creamy, vodka-based Choco-tini.

The Essentials

Chocolate Liqueur
vodka
Half and Half
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Give your standby hot chocolate a French makeover by spiking it with green Chartreuse as they do in the Alps after a long day on the slopes. Complement the herbaceous liqueur with a minty kick of peppermint schnapps—just don’t forget the marshmallows on top.

The Essentials

Peppermint Schnapps
Green Chartreuse
Hot Chocolate
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Blend up vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream and vanilla ice cream to create the ultimate grown-up version of a milkshake.

The Essentials

vodka
Kahlua
vanilla ice cream
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The classic Chocolate Martini gets a fruity twist in this cocktail, which subs out regular vodka for cherry-flavored vodka. To make this cocktail a little more craft, try making your own cherry-infused vodka or garnishing the drink with a booze-soaked cherry.

The Essentials

cherry vodka
creme de cacao
half and half
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This berry-flavored Martini is so popular at New York’s Ayza that the owner tried raising the cocktail’s price to curtail orders (it didn’t work). The shaken mix of raspberry-flavored Chambord liqueur, Kahlúa and heavy cream gets garnished with a generous amount of dark chocolate shavings and a plump raspberry.

The Essentials

KahlĂşa
Chambord
Heavy Cream
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Chocolate, chile and chai come together in this exotic take on the traditional Mexican hot chocolate. In addition to pungent galangal syrup and warming chai spices, fiery Patrón XO Incendio—a tequila-based liqueur infused with Criollo chocolate and arbol chile—gives this warming cocktail extra heat.

The Essentials

silver tequila
PatrĂłn XO Incendio
chai tea
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The marriage of red wine and hot chocolate was a divine pairing no one saw coming but everyone desperately needed. Our twist on the comforting combination is this creamy, red velvet cake-inspired beverage. Made with fruity red wine, milk and chocolate, this drink is dyed a romantic shade of red and topped with a dollop of tangy cream cheese whipped cream.

The Essentials

milk
Red Wine
chocolate
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White chocolate lovers can still get in on the fun with this sweet and smooth white chocolate Martini. Inspired by the classic elegance of a tuxedo, this easy dessert cocktail blends vanilla vodka with white chocolate liqueur, white crème de cacao and cream—finished with a dark chocolate syrup rim.

The Essentials

Vodka
white chocolate liqueur
half and half
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Give the classic Grasshopper an extra chocolaty boost by using a high quality white chocolate liqueur in place of crème de cacao. Mix it with peppermint schnapps and heavy cream for a decadent winter white tipple.

The Essentials

Peppermint Schnapps
White Chocolate Liqueur
Heavy Cream

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