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Chocolate Margarita


Guess what I’ll be sipping on February 14th?  Okay scratch that… Guess what I’ll be sipping on from now until my birthday.

Chocolate and Tequila 

Really, can the world get any sweeter?  My love of tequila has taken on a whole new level of intensity since these two flavors happily married.  I mean what more can a girl ask for this Valentine Day?

Roses, yes thank you.

A sweet card, oh how thoughtful.

A shiny piece of jewelery, your too kind.

A great bottle of tequila and gorgeous chocolate,  te adoro carino!

Does my hubby know me or what?



What makes this margarita really shine is the homemade chocolate syrup.  After researching recipes online I found they all pretty much called for pre packaged syrup. Being that it is February, the month in where every morsel that graces my lips is dripping in chocolate I thought why not make a batch of homemade syrup just for margaritas.

The recipe makes plenty for margaritas and even a bit more for 3 tall cold glasses of chocolate milk for the hubby and kiddos.





A quick warning this Chocolate Margarita is no chocolate shake, no watered down chocolate concoction.

Mix up a pitcher and adjust to your preference.  Use the best quality chocolate you can find and don’t skimp on the liqueur.  Enjoy!




Chocolate Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 margaritas


  • For Chocolate Syrup
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Margarita
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup chocolate liqueur
  • 1 tsp freshly ground canela (Mexican cinnamon)
  • Shaved chocolate for the rim
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup for rim
  • Chocolate for garnish


  1. Chocolate syrup (can be made up to a week ahead). In a saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, salt and water over medium high heat. Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
  2. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 4-5 minute until syrup has thickened.
  3. Add vanilla, whisk and remove from heat. Cool and store in fridge until ready to use.
  4. Syrup can be stored in fridge for up to one month.
  5. For Margaritas
  6. Dip or brush margarita glass with chocolate syrup and dip into shaved chocolate.
  7. Place in freezer. In a pitcher combine chocolate syrup, tequila, heavy cream, cointreau, chocolate liqueur, canela. Whisk to combine, taste and adjust if needed. Chill and serve cold.


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62 Responses to Chocolate Margarita

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  3. Oh me oh my. I’ve never had a chocolate margarita before, but that must be remedied. This looks positively sinful.

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  5. Omaiga! I want to try this!!
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  8. This looks amazing! I love that you can make a huge batch and keep it in the fridge too.
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  9. Hi Vianney. The beautiful picture of chocolate margarita with the ‘amor’ garnish on Leslie Limón’s chocolate roundup post enticed me & directed me to your amazing blog! :)
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  10. OMG that looks aweeeeeeeeeeesome..wish I can grab that mug now. Chocolate goodness with beautiful pictures. Stunning !!!

  11. How do you make the chocolate amore garnish?

    • Hi Rhonda!!

      I melted chocolate in the microwave. Added to a piping bag and piped out the letters over parchment paper, allow to cool. The chocolate will harden as it cools. If you do not have a piping bag you can use a ziploc bag and simply snip off the corner of bag to write. Snip off a small piece and pipe until you find the size of letters you like. I have done this many times in a pinch.

  12. i totally pinned this on pinterest awhile back!!! i lOVE the amor you wrote with chocolate!
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  13. Wow this looks amazing. Had to share this on my Facebook page.
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  14. I’ve had many margaritas but never heard of this one! Sounds amazing :)
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  15. I don’t think I’ve ever had a chocolate margarita. the recipe looks delish!
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  16. I have never seen anything like this- what a fun drink!
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  17. I can’t really get my mind around chocolate and tequila but my heart and taste buds say get on it. Your site is definitely a go to place for my margarita adventures. I am still a little stuck on the classic as long as it is made with real lime juice and real tequila. Love the look of your site.
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  18. wow what a fun drink :-) love it
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  19. Sooo pretty! Did you really enjoy it last night?? Do tell!

  20. This is the best Valentine’s Day post I have seen. BEAUTIFUL!
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  21. I am ready for this chocolate margarita…awesome pictures as always Vianney :)
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  22. I can imagine how delicious this must taste! Perfect for Valentine’s Day :)
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  23. Oh, thanks 4 the smelling salts to bring me back to life after this visually gorgeous recipe. Life doesn’t get much sweeter than this!
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  24. Sinfully delicious!
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  25. well clearly the margarita sounds delicious as many have pointed out, but also i’m very impressed by your garnish artwork! so pretty.
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  26. I almost missed out the recipe thinking it a chocolate milkshake..a margarita with chocolate..this sounds a fun recipe to try!
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  27. You are my Margarita Go-To Girl! I’m going to Mexico tomorrow, I wonder if I’ll find anything like this very special drink on my trip???

  28. Hi! It’s been a while. I’ve been without internet for most of it =(. Glad to see your blog is as beautiful as ever. & oooh, that homemade chocolate syrup just makes this marg more special! This is exactly up my alley ;).


  29. Chocolate margarita?!? Sign me up!!

    The garnish is simply adorable :)
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  30. Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this recipe! What an exciting concoction. High quality chocolate and don’t skimp on the liqueur are words to live by.
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  31. This is hands down the most creative recipe I have seen in months. Fabuloso Vianney! Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  32. This, my dear, is brilliant! Love the chocolate “amor.”
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  33. wow, this sounds fabulously decadant, what a perfect valentine’s day treat!!
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  34. I do believe I’ve found myself a new home! I really like it here. LOVE the colors you’ve chosen for your site; the black and white really makes your gorgeous photos pop.

    And I am a HUGE margarita lover (it’s even in my twitter bio)! But I’ve never, ever heard of a chocolate version! OH MY…I cannot wait to make it. I think you’re right about making your own syrup, too. A store-bought syrup just wouldn’t do it justice.

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  35. Oh Vianney! This looks divine! Happy Valentines Day! xx
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  36. A perfect drink for any sweet occasion! Love how chocolatey and thick it looks. Thanks very much for sharing.
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  37. Your so funny…Happy Valentines to you guys! This is incredible, and I would so pay to be your neighbor :)
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  38. Muy bonito todo! You are so creative. Sent this link to my sis :) Have a great Valentine day :)
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  39. Oh, gosh, how stunning!!! Both beautiful and delicious! This one is over-the-top fabulous!
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  40. Very cool! Enjoy your chocolate margarita! xox
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  41. Vianney you trully live up to your “Margarita Queen” title. This is amazing and how romantic for Valentine’s Day. Love the chocolate Amor, so cute. I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day. I’m going to pin this :)
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  42. simply spectacular

  43. I love this idea! This is such an unusual and beautiful margarita! Perfect for V-day! Happy to have found your blog :)!

  44. Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! This is a stunner. the photos are so tantalizing. Want it. ;)
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  45. Yumm! Love the presentation, too! :)

  46. Margaritas will never be the same again. Nor will chocolate martinis…they pale in comparison.
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  47. Vianney… where do I start? Recipe sounds delightful…. I would love to get my grubby little hands around a cup….. Not to mention the photo is awesome. Big props on the chocolate Amor! GO V!
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  48. Yum, yum, yum! I had to pin this to my favorites.
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  49. I’d fall in love with anyone that would serve me this!:) Perfect cocktail for the lover in us! Fantastic pictures.
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  50. Oh my goodness – this has to be one of face posts. Your presentation is just stunning!

    And what a fine way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I had to laugh when I saw it was a choco-margarita. Only you darling!


    chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  51. Oh, how I wish I was legal! My dad would love this though, and I know what I’ll be making when I go to Mexico! Haha, looks delish.
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  52. Vianney,

    Me encantó este post !!! super super cute! This looks amazing!


  53. Vianney, this chocolate margarita is absolutely stunning and I especially love your little decoration on top! Wonderful job. I’m so glad to have found your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  54. Sounds delicious, but I adore that chocolate Amor!
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  55. Vianney – be my valentine so you can come make this for me. LOL.

  56. Beautiful! You are an artist!! This looks amazing!
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  57. Stunning! I want this for V-Day!! :)
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  58. Ay. Dios. Mio! You’ve really outdone yourself with this one, my friend. I’m not going to be able to think of anything else until I try this glorious Chocolate Margarita! (Swoon!)
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  59. Mmmhhh, I want one now! Divine.



  60. Wow Vianney!! You really outdid yourself today! This looks amazing and I cannot wait to try this! I’m also drooling over your cake mugs recipe! ;) Awesome yet again!
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