Dessert first a good way to go in our book, especially if it’s chocolate. Even better if it’s a cocktail. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, there is no better time to indulge your sweet tooth.
From cozy hot chocolates to mouth-watering martinis, check out these seven sinfully sweet cocktails in L.A.
Cabby Hot Chocolate at Poppy + Rose
Inspired by the country kitchens we all know and love, Poppy + Rose serves classic American comfort food, complimented by their uniquely curated cocktails. This winter cozy up with a cup of their Cabby Hot Chocolate made with Ghiradelli’s hot chocolate, milk and rabble cabernet.
765 S. Wall Street, Los Angeles, poppyandrosela.com, @poppyandrosela
Jalisco Cafe at Ivory
Ivory, the restaurant inside the Mondrian Los Angeles, is inspired by Hollywood’s golden age and its eternal, timeless glamour. Take in the unmatched views of L.A. while sipping on the Jalisco Cafe, made with Don Julio Tequila, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream and a shot of espresso.
8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, mondrianlosangeles.com, @ivoryonsunset
Superfood Hot Chocolate at Fresh
Canadian plant-based restaurant Fresh just opened its first U.S. location in West Hollywood. For its inaugural winter season, they mix up the Superfood Hot Chocolate, a nostalgic favorite with a twist, this hot chocolate is made with maca, mesquite, dark cocoa, raw virgin coconut oil, almond milk and maple syrup. Chock full of healthy fats, it fuels endurance and stamina to make it through your busiest days.
8768 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, freshplantpowered.com, @freshrestaurantsla
Mexican Hot Chocolate at Prank
Prank is DTLA’s first and only walk-up bar in South Park, which is poised to be DTLA’s next thriving neighborhood. While you are there, try the Mexican Hot Chocolate made with tequila, coffee brew liqueur, oat milk, cocoa and cayenne topped with whipped cream.
1100 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, Prankbar.com, @prankbar
You Make Me Feel So Young at Birds & Bees
Downtown Los Angeles’ underground 1950s themed cocktail bar Birds & Bees is best known for its retro cocktails with a twist. Created by bar manager, the Frank Sinatra-inspired You Make Me Feel So Young cocktail is playfully made with chocolate chip cookie infused rye whiskey, Pedro Ximenez sherry, angostura bitters and house chocolate bitters, served with house-made chocolate chip cookies.
207 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Birdsandbeesla.com, @birdsandbeesla
Estrella at Te’Kila Sherman Oaks
With more than 300 tequilas and mezcals on display, Te’Kila in Sherman Oaks owns one of the largest libraries of agave spirits in Los Angeles. For a limited-time-only, Te’Kila is offering a sweet and cozy winter cocktail that features Sotol as its main ingredient – a distilled spirit made from a wild-harvested Dasylirion Wheeleri (also known as the, “Desert Spoon”) plant from the region of Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition to Hacienda de Chihuahua Crema de Sotol Chocolate, the cocktail is made with French vanilla vodka, Baileys and housemade horchata. The Estrella tastes like a Mudslide cocktail but much more pronounced and vivid – it’s a tasty sipper that can be enjoyed with a splash of caramel or chocolate.
13817 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, tekilashermanoaks.com, @tekilarestaurants
Chocolate Kiss at The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
An L.A. icon for over 80 years, Hotel Shangri-La is Santa Monica’s glamorous art deco hotspot by the beach. The Dining Room is the hotel’s signature restaurant which offers views of Ocean Avenue, Palisades Park and the Pacific Ocean. While you are there, indulge yourself with their rich dessert cocktail known as the Chocolate Kiss made with chocolate vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico, Godiva and Kahlua, served in a chocolate drizzled glass.
1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, shangrila-hotel.com, @hotelshangrila
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