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Salted Caramel Martini from Mastro's
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10 Dessert Cocktails For Drinkers with a Sweet Tooth

Don't choose between a cocktail and dessert.

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After a satisfying meal, just one decision remains. Dessert or a cocktail? But there's no reason to choose. Have dessert in liquid form with a sweet and satisfying after-dinner cocktail. Unlike a traditional digestif, these mixed drinks deserve a course all to themselves. Here are 10 dessert cocktails that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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1789 Restaurant

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Order a hot buttered rum ($13) and cozy up by the fireplace in the homey dining room of this antique-filled Georgetown institution. The warming drink is a mix of brown butter-infused rum and spiced apple cider, topped with whipped cream and grated nutmeg.

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Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom

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The shaketail menu at BTS is extensive, but a fan favorite is the “Apocalypto" ($8). It’s made with Fireball whiskey, marshmallows, and house-made chocolate ice cream. Unlike the rest of the menu, these boozy milkshakes cannot be ordered to go.

Carmine's

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Don’t worry about filling up on the generous portions of meatballs. There’s always the espresso Martini ($11.50) as a lighter alternative to tiramisu. It features Stoli vanilla vodka, espresso and Tuaca Liqueur.

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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During the month of October, Cuba Libre is paying homage to the quintessential Halloween treat. The candy corn Martini ($10) is made by mixing vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, crème de cacao, orange juice and a then pouring a splash of grenadine over a bar spoon to create the classic layered look.

Eat The Rich

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The new dessert menu at Eat the Rich includes a traditional drink that can be found in cocktail manuals dating back to the 19th century. The Soyer au Champagne ($12) is brandy, Cointreau, and champagne and garnished with a maraschino cherry, pineapple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Firefly

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Save the “Last Dance” ($6) for dessert at Firefly. This mini cocktail includes apricot eau de vie, Ferrand orange curaçao, and Lazzeroni amaretto.

Macon Bistro & Larder

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Even though it’s not made with cherries, “The Closer” ($13) has the flavor of a dark chocolate covered cherry, and it’s served with a dollop of house-made chocolate cherry jam in the middle. The drink includes vodka, amaretto, crème de cacao, and Amaro Lucano.

Mastro's

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Mastro’s has liquefied the salted caramel dessert craze. Their potent salted caramel Martini ($20) includes Double Cross vodka, Gabriel Boudier liquer de caramel, and Tuaca Liqueur with a sea salt rim and a whipped cream topping.

Republic

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Republic’s “Cookie Monster” ($12) is not for the Kindergarten crowd. It’s a riff on a Grasshopper that features Booker’s Bourbon and black walnut bitters brûlée (lit on fire though an atomizer), Fernet Branca, green Chartreuse, egg white, sugar, and chocolate bitters.

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STK DC

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The Churro milkshake ($10) is a blend of dulce de leche ice cream and cinnamon liquor. It’s served with a side of churro bites (feel free to dip).

1789 Restaurant

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Order a hot buttered rum ($13) and cozy up by the fireplace in the homey dining room of this antique-filled Georgetown institution. The warming drink is a mix of brown butter-infused rum and spiced apple cider, topped with whipped cream and grated nutmeg.

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Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom

The shaketail menu at BTS is extensive, but a fan favorite is the “Apocalypto" ($8). It’s made with Fireball whiskey, marshmallows, and house-made chocolate ice cream. Unlike the rest of the menu, these boozy milkshakes cannot be ordered to go.

Carmine's

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Don’t worry about filling up on the generous portions of meatballs. There’s always the espresso Martini ($11.50) as a lighter alternative to tiramisu. It features Stoli vanilla vodka, espresso and Tuaca Liqueur.

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

During the month of October, Cuba Libre is paying homage to the quintessential Halloween treat. The candy corn Martini ($10) is made by mixing vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, crème de cacao, orange juice and a then pouring a splash of grenadine over a bar spoon to create the classic layered look.

Eat The Rich

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The new dessert menu at Eat the Rich includes a traditional drink that can be found in cocktail manuals dating back to the 19th century. The Soyer au Champagne ($12) is brandy, Cointreau, and champagne and garnished with a maraschino cherry, pineapple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Firefly

Save the “Last Dance” ($6) for dessert at Firefly. This mini cocktail includes apricot eau de vie, Ferrand orange curaçao, and Lazzeroni amaretto.

Macon Bistro & Larder

Even though it’s not made with cherries, “The Closer” ($13) has the flavor of a dark chocolate covered cherry, and it’s served with a dollop of house-made chocolate cherry jam in the middle. The drink includes vodka, amaretto, crème de cacao, and Amaro Lucano.

Mastro's

Mastro’s has liquefied the salted caramel dessert craze. Their potent salted caramel Martini ($20) includes Double Cross vodka, Gabriel Boudier liquer de caramel, and Tuaca Liqueur with a sea salt rim and a whipped cream topping.

Republic

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Republic’s “Cookie Monster” ($12) is not for the Kindergarten crowd. It’s a riff on a Grasshopper that features Booker’s Bourbon and black walnut bitters brûlée (lit on fire though an atomizer), Fernet Branca, green Chartreuse, egg white, sugar, and chocolate bitters.

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STK DC

The Churro milkshake ($10) is a blend of dulce de leche ice cream and cinnamon liquor. It’s served with a side of churro bites (feel free to dip).

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