20 Delicious and Decadent Chocolate Cocktails

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It's hard to resist the sweet taste of a delicious chocolate cocktail. From boozy milkshakes to sweet martinis, many drink recipes feature chocolate liqueur, chocolate vodka, and other cocoa-laden ingredients. They are tempting, perfect for dessert, and a whole lot of fun.

Fun Fact: There's a classic drink called the "chocolate cocktail" and it contains no chocolate. Instead, it's an equal pour of maraschino, blackberry, and Yellow Chartreuse liqueurs shaken with an egg yolk.

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    Death by Chocolate

    Easy Death by Chocolate Milkshake

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    When your sweet tooth needs a chocolate fix, nothing will satisfy it like Death by Chocolate. This blended milkshake is filled with chocolatey goodness, including chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, and crème de cacao. It includes coffee liqueur and vodka, too, but those are almost afterthoughts in this decadent indulgence.

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    Twist and Shout

    Hard Rock Cafe's Twist and Shout Cocktail
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    Spiced rum and Guinness form the backdrop for this tempting creation from the Hard Rock Cafe. The Twist and Shout is a fun blend that uses vanilla ice cream and crème de cacao liqueur. It gets really interesting when you add salted caramel syrup and bacon crumbles.

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    Bay Hill Hummer

    Bay Hill Hummer Cocktail

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    One of many ice cream cocktails that's delicious but not over the top is the Bay Hill Hummer. It's the other famous drink from the legendary Arnold Palmer, and a recipe featured at his Orlando golf club. The mix is simple and includes vodka, brandy, crème de cacao, and vanilla ice cream.

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    Chocolate Martini

    Chocolate Martini

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    There are many ways that you can mix up a tempting Chocolate Martini and this recipe is one of the easiest. It's also among the most charming. All you need is your favorite vodka and chocolate liqueur. Choose a creamy option like Godiva or go with the clear sweetness of crème de cacao. Either way, it's fantastic.

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    White Chocolate Martini

    White Chocolatini Cocktail

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    You'll need a white chocolate liqueur to pull off the White Chocolate Martini, and it's worth hunting down this somewhat elusive liqueur. Paired with a vanilla vodka and a good dose of cream, the cocktail is a joy to drink and you'll come back to it time and again.

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    Chocolate and Orange Martini

    Easy Chocolate and Orange Martini Vodka Cocktail Recipe
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    Chocolate and orange are a perfect pairing and it is at its best in the Chocolate and Orange Martini. The recipe is incredibly easy with a mix of vodka, white crème de cacao, and a hint of orange liqueur. It's like a truffle in a glass and absolutely delicious.

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    Chocolate Margarita

    Colleen Graham's Chocolate Margarita Cocktail

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    Yes, even the margarita can use a chocolate spin at times and this recipe is a guaranteed hit for any party. The Chocolate Margarita also adds a splash of orange, though there's a hint of lime as well. The citrus fruits add depth to the creamy tequila-chocolate cocktail, which also features a dash of chocolate bitters.

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    Mochatini cocktail
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    Chocolate and coffee are another dynamic duo in the drink world. They come together in spectacular fashion in the Mochatini. Essentially, you're just going to add coffee liqueur—Kahlua, Tia Maria, Patron Cafè, or Firelit—to the vanilla vodka and chocolate liqueur found in many chocolate martinis. It's a great change of pace and a wonderful sipper.

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    Dorda Cafe

    Dorda Cafe - Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur and Espresso Cocktail

    Dorda is a fascinating chocolate liqueur with a Chopin vodka base that is produced by a premier Polish chocolatier. It is luscious and rich and pairs perfectly with chilled espresso and amaretto in the Dorda cafe cocktail. It's like happy hour mixed with your afternoon coffee, and a little dessert is tossed in for good measure.

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    Dark 'n Fluffy

    Dark'n'Fluffy Cocktail

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    If you're looking for an excuse to pour marshmallow vodka, the Dark 'n Fluffy cocktail is your chance. This twist on the chocolate martini uses the sweetened vodka with a lush chocolate liqueur and cream. Don't forget the mini marshmallow garnish, either. It's half the fun.

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    Mint ChocoChata Martini

    Mint ChocoChata Martini Cocktail Recipe

    Fans of RumChata will love this original cocktail. The Mint ChocoChata martini recipe mixes the popular cream liqueur with chocolate vodka and green crème de menthe. It's a bit like the Grasshopper cocktail but a little more indulgent.

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    Talking Monkey

    Van Gogh Vodka's Talking Monkey Cocktail

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    The Talking Monkey cocktail is just as fun as its name implies. It mixes a shot of chocolate vodka with a shot of banana liqueur. Toss in a dash each of espresso vodka and coffee liqueur, then add cream. It's a bit like a banana split with a coffee kick.

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    Berried Treasure

    The Berried Treasure Cocktail
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    An ideal drink for summer parties, the Berried Treasure is an absolute delight. This recipe is a mix of berry vodka with lemonade and white crème de cacao. The taste will tantalize your taste buds and all your guests will love it.

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    Brandy Alexander

    Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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    Chocolate is not reserved for modern cocktails and one of the best-known among the classics is the Brandy Alexander. This creamy delight has long been a go-to after-dinner drink and you'll love the mix of brandy and dark crème de cacao.

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    Friar Tuck

    Friar Tuck No. 1 Cocktail Recipe
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    Another old-school cocktail, you're going to fall for the chocolate nuttiness of the Friar Tuck. This fun, fancy drink pairs dark crème de cacao with the hazelnut liqueur, Frangelico. Add some cream, shake it up, and enjoy!

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    Golden Cadillac

    Golden Cadillac Cocktail

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    Crème de cacao was the original chocolate liqueur in bars, which is why it's used so often in classic cocktails. The white (it's actually clear) variety is featured in the creamy golden Cadillac because it allows Galliano to give the drink its signature color. The blend of chocolate with that liqueur's herbs and spices is pleasant and invigorating.

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    Cocoa Old Fashioned

    Cocoa Old-Fashioned Recipe With Cocoa-Infused Rye Whiskey
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    Whiskey lovers can also enjoy a chocolate cocktail or two. In fact, the Cocoa Old Fashioned recipe asks you to put the chocolate in your whiskey. The infusion of cocoa nibs in rye whiskey takes about three days. After that, you're ready to mix up this fun spin on a favorite cocktail, complete with chocolate bitters.

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    Liquid Bourbon Ball

    Liquid Bourbon Ball Cocktail
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    If bourbon is your whiskey of choice, the Liquid Bourbon Ball is the dessert drink for you. It's not too sweet and allows your whiskey to shine against a chocolate and hazelnut background. You might even consider this fancy cocktail a chocolate Manhattan.

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    Mounds Bar

    Mound Bar Spiked Hot Chocolate Cocktail

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    When you're in the mood for a warm cup of cocoa, there are plenty of hot chocolate recipes to choose from. A favorite among the bunch is the Mounds Bar, which imitates the flavor of the popular candy bar. The only thing you need beyond your favorite hot chocolate is coconut rum, so it's incredibly easy and delightful.

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    Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cocktail
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    Chocolate-mint cocktails are always a hit and the peppermint patty is another wonderful way to get that familiar taste. There are many mixed drinks that have taken on the name and it's fun to explore all of the options. Retro versions use crème de cacao, while a modern recipe features chocolate vodka. Peppermint schnapps is the most common liqueur for the mint flavor, and you can make it creamy with RumChata or skip the cream for an equally delicious drink.