Dessert first has long been our motto. Rather than spoiling our appetites, though, we’re getting our fix with these top chocolate cocktails – the ideal elixir for long winter nights ahead.
Nutella Blue Martini, Philippe, New York, New York
Chocolate and hazelnut are a celebrated pairing, and you’ll find it in this martini made with Martell Blue Cognac, Frangelico, Nutella, and fresh mint and garnished with raspberries. Make a reservation at Philippe.
Love Goddess, Raven & Rose, Portland, Oregon
A boozy spin on ice cream, this cocktail is made with chocolate stout ice cream balls, Black Grouse Blended Scotch, Crème de Menthe, housemade coffee liqueur, and six drops of Be-Loved Aphrodisiac Bitters (featuring local bee honey). Make a reservation at Raven & Rose.
Airisshu Coffee, Katsuya-South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
Stylish and unique, this South Beach cocktail is created with Makers Mark bourbon and Japanese iced coffee infused with chocolate and is topped with housemade cinnamon whipped cream. Make a reservation at Katsuya-South Beach.
Fin D’ Noir, Fixe, Austin, Texas
Executive chef James Robert’s chocolate cocktail is so sweet it’s listed on the dessert menu. It’s made with Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Frangelico, Tellamore Dew, cold brew coffee, and freshly shaved chocolate. Make a reservation at Fixe.
Mocha Martini, The Tuck Room, New York, New York
Tuck into this boozy chocolate martini made with housemade chocolate liqueur (dark chocolate, strong coffee, heavy cream, maple syrup, cognac, dark rum, and pure vanilla extract), vodka, espresso, and a salted mocha rim. Make a reservation at The Tuck Room.
Adults Only, Fearrington House, Pittsboro, North Carolina
Love chocolate covered cherries? This sip is made with housemade crème de cacao, cherry brandy, Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, cold brew coffee, Niagara Cherry Icewine Shrub, orgeat, and an Absinthe rinse. It’s garnished with brandied cherries and layer of shaved dark chocolate. Make a reservation at Fearrington House.