Creme de cacao cocktails can be like a guilty pleasure. Get your chocolate kick with these drink recipes made from this delicious chocolate liqueur.
This delicious drinks range from indulgently chocolatey to just having a hint of that wonderful flavor. Some use white crème de cacao and others user dark.
But the point is the chocolate, and it’s a point well made. This liqueur is great in cocktails made with Kahlua, Baileys, Creme de Menthe and more.
Creme de Cacao Cocktails
The Velvet Hammer drink recipe blends cognac and cream with Tia Maria, creme de cacao and Cointreau. It's like a mocha latte with a burst of orange flavor, and it's absolutely delicious.
t’s just like you’ve said it in your prayers: a raspberry cheesecake in the form of an alcoholic beverage. This is one seriously delicious, ice creamy treat! The Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake cocktail combines the flavors of raspberry, chocolate, vanilla and, yes, actual cream cheese.
The Brandy Alexander is a dessert drink: chocolatey, sweet, creamy and smooth. Because the alcohol taste is so light, you might think of it as a spiked milkshake. But it's more subtle and grown-up than that.
The Grasshopper is a very old classic drink that started life in New Orleans. It's light on the alcohol and has a very creamy feeling. It's almost like a mint chocolate milkshake without the ice.
If you like coconut, chocolate, coffee and rum, the Pensacola Bushwacker is definitely a cocktail you need to check out. This one makes use of coconut cream.
The White Russian is a delicious, creamy treat of a drink. It tastes like a chocolate mocha with cream, so what's not to like?
The flavors in this drink are espresso, raspberry, chocolate and cream. It's a dessert in a glass for sure. It tastes like what you get if you order a mocha coffee with an extra raspberry syrup shot. Made with dark creme de cacao.
It's sweet and spicy, with flavors like coffee and mint brought together by chocolate. And ginger. This drink is many things, and they are all good.
The Berry Chocolate Martini tastes like - you guessed it - berries mixed with chocolate. If you prefer it to look brown, you can substitute brown creme de cacao for the white version.
The Crispy Crunch shooter is named after a candy from Canada. This drink features the flavors of mocha, chocolate and hazelnut. But then it adds Metaxa brandy, which gives it some surprising floral and spicy notes.
The Fox River Cocktail is bourbon based – specifically, it’s based on two ounces of bourbon and not a lot else. The other ingredients here are a touch of creme de cacao and five dashes of Angostura bitters.
The Butterscotch Truffle Martini is tastes like butterscotch and chocolate. Not sure what else you need to know.
The name of this drink means “chocolate and coconut” in English. And that's what this drink tastes like. A delicious blend of creme de cacao and coconut rum with several creamy ingredients.
This drink blends creme de cacao with chocolate vodka, Frangelico and cream. It's very nearly a boozy milkshake.
Imagine coffee spiked with amaretto and creme de cacao, and you've got this drink. It's a simple pour of a cocktail, and it's served hot.
The M&M cocktail tastes a lot like the candy it was named for. But it's not just chocolate. It's also got Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur. There are some rich, deep flavors going on in this one.
The Coffee Nudge is a fun hot coffee based cocktail. It’s ideal for rainy or cold evenings, but it goes down surprisingly well anytime a coffee sounds good.
The Pumpkin Pie Martini is ideal for autumn but delicious for any time. It blends the flavors of vanilla and white chocolate with pumpkin and nutmeg and it has a graham cracker rim just to finish off the flavor to perfection.
The Vanilla Creamsicle uses milk as a mixer. Therefore, you may be tempted to argue that it’s a health drink. You would be wrong. This drink contains ridiculous amounts of alcohol – four and a half ounces, to be precise. That
The Pink Diamond is an unapologetic frou frou drink. It’s beautiful, pink and creamy, and it tastes like a chocolate covered cherry, but a little bit lighter and less cloyingly sweet.
The Romance Cocktail is all about coffee, chocolate and cream flavors. It's sinfully rich and sweet. You could certainly describe it as a dessert drink or even a candy drink - a sort of mocha milk chocolate truffle in a glass.
The Chocolate Heaven Martini is one of those wonderful chocolate martinis that actually captures a terrific chocolate flavor and doesn’t clutter it up with coffee liqueur or frangelico or anything decisively not chocolate. It’s just chocolate, vodka and cream.
The Checkerboard cocktail is another variation on that noble tradition: cocktails that taste like chocolate milkshakes. This one uses amaretto for a distinctive touch. All milkshakes should be so blessed. Enjoy a Checkerboard whenever you want a chocolate milkshake with a kick.
The Ladyluv cocktail looks like a lot of other drinks – just another golden-amber cocktail. But the taste is something else. It blends whiskey with two different rums and a little white creme de cacao for a touch of sweetness.
The Caramel “J” is one of those drink recipes you might refer to as an alcoholic milkshake. The addition of a ripe banana makes it especially smooth and rich. It’s definitely dessert in a glass.
The Undertaker cocktail tastes like a chocolate and vanilla espresso served cold. It's sweet and easy to love, and it will keep you awake.
The Azteca drink recipe is one of those very rich, very delicious Kahlua cocktails. But instead of Kahlua’s usual partner in crime – Baileys – this drink adds something special: a dash of orange curacao. Along with that you get some creme de cacao, so the overall flavor is mocha with a hint of orange.
The Robin’s Nest cocktail is one of those divine taste sensations that make you not care that it’s reddish-pink. The mix of cranberry juice and creme de cacao is one of those things that just had to happen sooner or later, and should’ve happened much sooner.
The gorgeous and tasty Candy Cane Cocktail tastes just like its namesake. It's all mint and berry with a hint of chocolate. It's got just enough cream to make it feel luxurious, and the pink color of the drink in a glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy is just beautiful.
The Panama Cocktail balances white creme de cacao with brandy and cream, all in equal parts. It’s one of those fascinating cocktails where some drinkers will struggle to identify its components, because they all blend together so perfectly.
This delicious drink blends creme de cacao with cream and peppermint schnapps. It tastes like its namesake, or of chocolate thin mint cookies. It's absolutely delicious and very easy to make. It looks great at parties when you decorate it with mini candy canes.
Think of the Junior Mint candy you get at the theater. Now think of it as liquid. Now think of it as alcoholic liquid in a shot glass. It's actually simpler to just make the drink.
The Ninotchka is an interesting combination of flavors: chocolate with just a touch of lemon. The lemon is very light – it just cuts back the sweetness of the creme de cacao. This drink is like a chocolate candy in a glass, but with a fascinating little something extra from the lemon.
The Frangelico Float is an ice cream based cocktail. The dominant flavor is chocolate, followed by strong notes of hazelnut. This is a perfect dessert drink for obvious reasons, but it’s also great for parties.
If the idea of translating a Snickers bar into liquid, alcohol form
repulses you, stop reading immediately. The Liquid Snickers cocktail is
just what it sounds like. As you’ll no doubt have guessed, this is a
very sweet drink.
The DeRosier cocktail is nicely dark and mysterious. It uses very light chocolate and cherry notes to bring out the sweet notes in the rum and bourbon, with the overall effect of being just slightly sweet. This drink is great for after dinner or as a nightcap
It looks like a martini, and it’s kind of close, but it’s got a secret ingredient that makes it a completely different drink. The Maxim is basically a not-so-dry gin martini with creme de cacao. I
Godiva chocolate liqueur meets creme de cacao. Then some vodka jumps in to amp up the alcohol levels. But before things get too far out of hand, some half-and-half comes along to chill the whole thing out.
You know something tasty and fabulous is about to happen when you see a drink you know is a cocktail, but it looks just like a chocolate milkshake. Give it a name like Dirty Banana, and it just sounds even better.
This drink is mainly vanilla with distinct notes of chocolate. It’s wonderful when you’re in the mood for a sweet treat.
The Chocolate Chip cocktail is an extremely tasty sweet treat that could easily replace a dessert. It uses both shades of creme de cacao, Baileys and milk. The end result does actually taste a little like a chocolate chip cookie.
Morgan’s Mountain is rich and just a little bit chocolatey. I like how this one makes more judicious use of Kahlua and Creme de Cacao than so many recipes that seem to think more=better when it comes to those.
The Cherry Bomb cocktail packs a hefty amount of grenadine, hence the name. But after the cherry taste hits you, chocolate follows. It’s not quite the flavor of a chocolate covered cherry, but it’s close.