The Best Brands of Chocolate Liqueur
It turns out that you can have your chocolate and drink it too. Instead of reaching for that box of truffles (or in addition to, we don't judge), enjoy a glass of chocolate liqueur for the perfect after dinner drink. We've narrowed down seven of the most decadently delicious brands that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tempus Fugit's Creme De Cacao
SHOP NOW: Tempus Fugit, drizly.com, $24.46
Made from a 19th century recipe, Tempus Fugit's Creme de Cacao delivers a thick and sweet liquid with rich vanilla and cacao notes. Because the liqueur is more concentrated it is usually served with soda water or in a cocktail.
Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
SHOP NOW: Patrón, drizly.com, $9.99
The combination of coffee, cacao, and tequila in Patrón's liqueur delivers a little more than sweetness. The light, dry, and low-proof drink makes it the perfect digestif or cocktail mix.
Nero Cioccolato Gianduia
SHOP NOW: Bottega, masterofmalt.com, £14.50
Nutella fans, this is the drink for you! Made from Italian grappa, Bottega's velvety chocolate and hazelnut liqueur is as good, if not better, than the popular chocolatey spread.
Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
SHOP NOW: Godiva, drizly.com, $19.99
No one knows chocolate like Godiva. The Belgian chocolatier has been producing fine sweets since 1926 and now they've created a liqueur with the perfect combination of unsweetened dark chocolate, black cherry, candied orange peel, and coffee. Serve it neat as something to sip on after dinner or mix into a more decadent cocktail.
Sheelin White Chocolate Liqueur
SHOP NOW: Sheelin, drizly.com, $1.00
If white chocolate is your favorite, you'll love Sheelin's liqueur. The creamy white chocolate mixes with the spices of the Irish whiskey to serve up a drink that's perfect over ice, in coffee, or in a cocktail.
Grappa al Cuore di Cioccolata
SHOP NOW: Distilleria Fratelli Pisoni, amazon.it, €24.45
The Italian Cuore di Cioccolata manages to balance the chocolate and alcohol tastes well, delivering a not-too-overwhelmingly-sweet liqueur.
Bicerin Italian Chocolate Liqueur
SHOP NOW: drizly.com, $17.99
The Bicerin recipe has not been altered since the beginning of 1800, when Turin producers began mixing cocoa and hazelnuts to cut expensive import costs. Today, the nutty, chocolatey flavors of this liqueur are an important part of Turin's culture and tradition.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors