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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Satellite Room

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2047 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-2496
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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.

2. Bonfire

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1132 19th St., NW
Washington, D.C.

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.

3. The Majestic

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911 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-9117
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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.

4. Bourbon Steak DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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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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5. Co Co. Sala

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929 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-4265
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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.

6. Firefly

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1310 New Hampshire Ave
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 861-1310
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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.

7. Ted's Bulletin

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505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 544-8337
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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.

8. Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

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1801 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-3200
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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.

9. RT's Restaurant

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3804 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 684-6010
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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.

1. Satellite Room

2047 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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.

2047 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Bonfire

1132 19th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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.

1132 19th St., NW
Washington, D.C.

3. The Majestic

911 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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.

911 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

4. Bourbon Steak DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
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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.

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Co Co. Sala

929 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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.

929 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

6. Firefly

1310 New Hampshire Ave, Washington, D.C. 20004

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

1310 New Hampshire Ave
Washington, D.C. 20004

7. Ted's Bulletin

505 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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.

505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

8. Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

1801 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

1801 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

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.

3804 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

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