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NYC’s Best 5 Chocolate Cocktails

February 14, 2012 12:30 PM

credit: Max Brenner/Zaria PR

credit: Max Brenner/Zaria PR

We searched the city’s top cocktail spots to find the best boozy chocolate drinks for your Valentine’s night.  By Jonathan Pogash.

More: NYC’s 3 Best Boozy Desserts | NYC’s 6 Best Chocolate Treats

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Max Brenner

841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Max Brenner, “Chocolate from the bald man,” is an NYC staple nowadays. But did you know that they served cocktails, too? Try the Satisfaction Guaranteed, a blend of Castries peanut cream liqueur, caramel liqueur, and milk chocolate. They also have several other chocolate-based cocktails on their menu. Go with friends and order one of each, because if it has Max Brenner’s chocolate in it, you know it’s good.

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Peppermint Chocolate Martini

Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar

11 W. 31st St.
New York, NY 10001

Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar is a natural choice to get you chocolate fix. They have 5 signature chocolate martinis on their cocktail menu. One of them, the Peppermint Chocolate Martini, is served using Grand Cru chocolate.Bonus: Each of their chocolate martinis comes with a chocolate truffle from Jacques Torres.

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La Antigua

Rosa Mexicano

1063 First Ave.
New York, NY 10022

La Antigua at the 1st Avenue outpost of Rosa Mexicano is one for the senses. It’s a blend of Tanteo cocoa-infused tequila, bitters, and finished off with an orange twist. It’s a stirred and alcohol-heavy cocktail, mellowed out by the sweet and savory flavors you get when you combine chocolate and tequila. Order this cocktail with some Enchiladas de Mole Poblano, and you’ll have a evening filled with Latin flair.

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Chocolate Martini

Cibar Lounge

56 Irving Place
between 17th and 18th Streets
New York, NY 10003

In Gramercy Park lies Cibar Lounge, a hip hangout with fireplaces perfect to nuzzle next to with your sweetie pie. Their Chocolate Martini is simple, yet elegant. It includes your choice of White or Milk Chocolate Godiva liqueur and Absolut Vanilla vodka. Ask about their S’Mores Martini, too. It’s the simple pleasures in life that count, don’t you think?

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Hot Chocolate Martini

Gramercy Tavern

42 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

Just down the street from Cibar Lounge is Gramercy Tavern, where you can get some of the best food, wine, and cocktails in the city. If it’s chocolate you want, chocolate you shall get. The Hot Chocolate Martini is Gramercy’s signature blend of house-made hot chocolate, Stoli Vanil vodka, and Amaretto. Sip this one with care, as you’ll want to savor every last drop.

For more on NYC’s bar and nightlife scene, follow us on Twitter!Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, author, and educator.

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