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Chocolate Margarita cocktail recipe

The Chocolate Margarita uses tequila and orange juice, but there any resemblance to a traditional Margarita ends. After that, it’s all Godiva chocolate liqueur, Hershey’s syrup and cream.

The end result? A creamy, chocolatey concoction with just the right hint of orange.

It’s not recommended to serve this one blended because it loses some of the nuance that way. Just shake it in a shaker instead.

The recipe calls for a pour from the shaker, leaving the ice in the drink. I actually prefer it strained, so I shake until it’s almost too cold to hold the shaker anymore, and then pour into a chilled glass to keep it cold.

Chocolate Margarita with Oreo rim

Or you could put some fresh ice into the glass and strain the mixture over that.

This is, of course, a great dessert drink. Because the dominant flavors here are chocolate and orange, it’s not the easiest drink to pair with a typical meal.

It’s great served with chocolate cookies of any sort, or alongside ice cream in flavors like plain ol’ vanilla, salted caramel, coconut sorbet. And of course it goes great with any kind of white cake. A “turtle” flavored cheesecake would be another option.

If you’re intimidated at the thought of putting a rim on a glass, we’ve got a tutorial on how to rim glasses right here. Everything you need, in text and pictures or video.

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Chocolate Margarita with Oreo rim
Yield: 1 drink

Chocolate Margarita cocktail recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Chocolate Margarita blends chocolate liqueur into the traditional lime and orange flavors of a margarita. It's a rich sweet treat that will surprise you.


  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Godiva liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce cream or half & half
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • Oreos or similar cookies (for the glass)


  1. Crush some Oreo cookies and rim a margarita glass with them.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Pour in all ingredients.
  4. Shake lightly until chilled.
  5. Pour into the glass.

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