Chocolate Margarita Recipe

Colleen Graham's Chocolate Margarita Cocktail

Shannon Graham

  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

A blended Chocolate Margarita is the ultimate indulgence in sweet margaritas and there are many ways to create one.

When it comes to chocolate cocktails, complimentary flavors are key to make it slightly more interesting than simply drinking spiked chocolate.

Citrus is a wonderful option for this task. The tequila and orange juice are natural complements to chocolate and by adding just a minute amount of both orange and lime, the drink is taken to another level.


Steps to Make It

  1. Rim a chilled margarita glass with a 1:1 mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.

  2. Pour the liquors, juices, and bitters into a blender with 1 cup of ice.

  3. Pour into the prepared glass.

  4. Top with chocolate shavings.


  • For the chocolate liqueur, indulge with the creamiest, most chocolatey spirit that you can find, and usually that is Godiva, though a good dark creme de cacao like that from Bols is excellent as well. A creamy white chocolate liqueur will work wonders here also because it plays nicely against the lime.
  • For finishing the drink, make a cocoa sugar rim and add shaved (usually dark) chocolate to the top.
  • One other option is to add chocolate swirls to the glass. To do this, place your margarita glass in the freezer for a few minutes, allowing it to get nice and frosty. Take it out and swirl chocolate syrup inside, then place it back in the freezer while you blend the drink. Your glass will be cold and the swirls will suspend on the sides and slowly melt into the drink.