For those of us who don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but do love their rich and decadent chocolate, you can trade your trip to See’s for somewhere wayyy better: L.A. bars that have chocolate cocktails. Bonus, besides the booze and chocolate combo, is that you don’t have to rush on over to get them for V Day as they’re available ALL season.
Sotto’s Mint Chocolate Malt
This baby has actually been on the menu at Sotto for awhile but it’s the perfect after-dinner drink what with herbaceous and minty Fernet Branca Menta.
Birds & Bees’ Chocolate Soldier
This one at the new Birds & Bees bar downtown isn’t your typical chocolate cocktail. Not syrupy or super sweet, rather, it’s bitter, super dry and light.
Big Bar’s Peppermint Cocoa Fizz
Who says peppermint cocktails are only for Christmas? Even though this chocolate mint fizz has been on the winter menu at Big Bar since the holidays, it’s still a must-have.
Sassafras Saloon’s Christopher Oaxacan
For a smokey and spicy chocolate cocktail, order up the Christopher Oaxacan at Sassafras Saloon with that hit of mezcal and habanero syrup.
1886 Bar’s Golden Ticket
Grab the Willie Wonka-inspired Golden Ticket, a peanut butter cup in cocktail form, at 1886 Bar, it even comes with a “golden ticket” garnish courtesy of Pastry Chef Raymond Morales.