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Whether you want just a whisper of cocoa or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s a chocolate cocktail for you. And we’ve assembled recipes for every type of chocolate craving: from those kissed with a few dashes of chocolate bitters to decadent dessert drinks.

Cacao-Kissed Classics

Bien-Aimée A desserty twist on the French 75 thanks to a hit of crème de cacao and raspberries.

Chocolate Strawberry Negroni Fresh strawberries and a touch of crème de cacao lend sweet complexity to the classic.

Italiana Espresso Martini Riff An extra-rich take on the cocktail of the moment.

Not So Late Night Tonic The botanical flavors of gin and tonic merge seamlessly with the bittersweetness of chocolate and coffee.

Twill Serve Mint, spice, and crème de cacao create layers of deliciousness in this Mojito riff.

Haute Cocoa

Dutch Cocoa In this hot chocolate, Genever introduces subtle maltiness, while Chartreuse lends an herbaceous complexity. 

Rum Hot Chocolate Aged rum improves an already delicious apres-ski classic.

Run, Run Rudolph Just because this cold hot chocolate drink was made for a holiday pop-up doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it right now.

Dessert Drinks

Il Panetùn A festive cocktail inspired by a traditional Italian dessert.

Irish Whiskey Chocolate Float The delight of Irish Coffee gets sweetness from chocolate ice cream and a buzzy edge from nitro cold brew.

Mezcal Milk Punch Smoke and spice complement the creamy sweetness of this milk punch recipe.

Oat Milk & Honey Cocktail Rich, creamy layers abound in this combo of bourbon, crème de cacao, cold-brew coffee, oat milk, and honey.

Tiramisu Cocktail The classic Italian dessert is embodied in this mix of espresso, coffee liqueur, sweet marsala, white crème de cacao, and chocolate bitters.

Vaina Pisco takes the lead in this velvety-smooth cocktail inspired by a traditional Chilean drink.

Chocolaty Nightcaps

Black Gato Nightcap End the night with a sipper that’s dark and delicious, a cross between an after-dinner coffee and amaro.

Dark Hedges Cacao nib–infused Old Tom gin, Branca Menta, and créme de cacao create layers of bittersweetness in this dark and bold cocktail.

Kentucky River An Old Fashioned riff with notes of peach and chocolate.

Las Almendras A simple stirred cocktail that highlights the richness of orgeat, mezcal, and chocolate bitters.

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