A chocolate cocktail is a great idea for dessert and otherwise. From chocolate liqueur to creme de cacao and chocolate bitters, other liquors can easily be given the chocolate treatment for a delectable drink. If you’re a real chocolate enthusiast, try making your own extra-chocolate-y creme de cacao before making a chocolate cocktail, or simply pour chocolate liqueur or creme de cacao over ice and enjoy straight.

The Belgians make ultra-smooth chocolate, making the name for this indulgent drink quite appropriate. In a stemmed glass full of ice, pour in 1 ounce each of gin and chocolate liqueur, 1/2 ounce of cognac, then top the glass off with heavy cream and stir.

Banana compliments chocolate beautifully, especially as a subtle addition in this cocktail. Start by crushing 1 cube of sugar with 2 dashes of chocolate bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 ounces of scotch and 1/4 ounce of banana liqueur and shake with ice before straining into a rocks glass full of fresh ice.

This martini is for those who are very serious about their love for chocolate as it uses four chocolate ingredients to create a rich and creamy confection. First, prepare a martini glass by lining the inside with a thin coating of chocolate sauce. Next, in a cocktail shaker, add:

  • 2 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce half and half

Shake with ice until combined and chilled, then pour into the chocolate sauce-prepared martini glass. Finish it off with a dusting of cocoa powder on top.

Put a chocolate twist on this New Orleans classic for a potent, but smooth drink. In a glass with ice, stir together 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of white creme de cacao, 1/4 ounce of simple syrup, and 2 dashes of chocolate bitters until the ingredients are chilled, then strain into a rocks glass.

This simple cocktail is quick to mix for a fast dessert. Over ice in a rocks glass, add 1 ounce each of chocolate liqueur and coffee liqueur, then top the glass off with heavy cream and stir to combine.

A favorite of many bartenders, the classic Old Fashioned has taken many variations since its inception in the 1800s. In the bottom of a rocks glass, muddle together an orange wedge, a brandied cherry, 1/2 ounce of simple syrup, and 4 dashes of chocolate bitters. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in 2 ounces of rye and stir. Garnish with an orange wedge or maraschino cherry.