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Boozy milkshakes at Ted's Bulletin
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No Room for Dessert? Try These 10 Sweet Cocktails

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Desserts can be as memorable as any other part of a meal. But leaving room for a final sweet course can be a tall order, especially after big and indulgent meal. So if that sweet tooth comes calling despite the stomach's pleas to stop, don't eat dessert; drink it.

It's not out of the ordinary to cap off dinner with a dessert wine or a digestif like Cognac or amaro. Sweet cocktails can bring a kick, too, and often go down easier than a dram of bitter liqueur or strong booze. They can stand alone and also make a fitting pairing for anyone looking to double down on the dessert experience. Find sweet drinks everywhere, from the new fire-themed Bonfire to older standbys like Rt's Restaurant in Del Ray.

These are some of the best way to drink dessert around the city: everything from creamy, boozy milkshakes to cocktails with roasted marshmallows.

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Satellite Room

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This retro diner (and 9:30 Club neighbor) blends $10 boozy adult milkshakes into the late hours. Try the Vincent Vega (vanilla ice cream with bourbon) or go bold with the A.C. Slater's avocado and tequila combo.

Bonfire

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Bonfire is home to smoky cocktails and sugar fans will love the Your Killing Me Smalls. The decadent drink has chocolate-infused mezcal, anejo tequila, sugarcane, roasted marshmallow, and maplewood smoke.

The Majestic

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Refurbished this past spring, the bar menu at The Majestic ranges from classic cocktails to sweeter options. Take a look at the Might Joe for dessert. The blend of espresso-infused vodka, Frangelico, chocolate milk, graham cracker rim, and marshmallow.

Bourbon Steak DC

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The fall cocktail menu at this posh lounge features the Golden Bear, a combination of anejo tequila, lemon, Galliano, Drambuie, cane syrup, egg white, lemon wheel, and graham cracker garnish.

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Co Co. Sala

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Co Co. Sala is all about cocoa indulgences, and the namesake Co Cojito ties together chocolate-infused vodka, fresh mint and lime, and dark chocolate flakes.

Firefly

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Coffee lovers will appreciate the Run Around, a refreshing jolt of gold rum, cold-brew coffee, cinnamon, and Chartreuse coconut cream.

Ted's Bulletin

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Ted's Bulletin is another favorite spot for "adult" milkshakes. The classic White Russian is a no-frills winner and the key lime pie shake with coconut is a taste of summer sun no matter what the weather. Big spenders can go with the Millionaire Malt ($19.99), which uses 18-year old Glenlivet scotch.

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

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This neighborhood spot just East of Dupont Circle has an affordable cocktail menu with some sweet, guilty pleasure indulgences. Take for example its espresso martini with vodka and Kahlua. There's also a peppermint chocolate martini, made with Godiva and peppermint schnapps.

RT's Restaurant

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Wrap up a Southern-influenced meal here with the Cajun Nightgown, a hot mix of Tia Maria, Creme de Cacao and coffee that's then drizzled with whipped cream and Drambuie.

Satellite Room

This retro diner (and 9:30 Club neighbor) blends $10 boozy adult milkshakes into the late hours. Try the Vincent Vega (vanilla ice cream with bourbon) or go bold with the A.C. Slater's avocado and tequila combo.

Bonfire

Bonfire is home to smoky cocktails and sugar fans will love the Your Killing Me Smalls. The decadent drink has chocolate-infused mezcal, anejo tequila, sugarcane, roasted marshmallow, and maplewood smoke.

The Majestic

Refurbished this past spring, the bar menu at The Majestic ranges from classic cocktails to sweeter options. Take a look at the Might Joe for dessert. The blend of espresso-infused vodka, Frangelico, chocolate milk, graham cracker rim, and marshmallow.

Bourbon Steak DC

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The fall cocktail menu at this posh lounge features the Golden Bear, a combination of anejo tequila, lemon, Galliano, Drambuie, cane syrup, egg white, lemon wheel, and graham cracker garnish.

Official

Co Co. Sala

Co Co. Sala is all about cocoa indulgences, and the namesake Co Cojito ties together chocolate-infused vodka, fresh mint and lime, and dark chocolate flakes.

Firefly

Coffee lovers will appreciate the Run Around, a refreshing jolt of gold rum, cold-brew coffee, cinnamon, and Chartreuse coconut cream.

Ted's Bulletin

Ted's Bulletin is another favorite spot for "adult" milkshakes. The classic White Russian is a no-frills winner and the key lime pie shake with coconut is a taste of summer sun no matter what the weather. Big spenders can go with the Millionaire Malt ($19.99), which uses 18-year old Glenlivet scotch.

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

This neighborhood spot just East of Dupont Circle has an affordable cocktail menu with some sweet, guilty pleasure indulgences. Take for example its espresso martini with vodka and Kahlua. There's also a peppermint chocolate martini, made with Godiva and peppermint schnapps.

RT's Restaurant

Wrap up a Southern-influenced meal here with the Cajun Nightgown, a hot mix of Tia Maria, Creme de Cacao and coffee that's then drizzled with whipped cream and Drambuie.

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