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Top Dessert Cocktails In Philadelphia

Dessert is drinkable at some of Philadelphia's top bars and restaurants. If you're in the mood for something a bit more decadent than boring beer or a typical martini, look no further than the City of Brotherly Love. From a chocolate classic to a movie-themed green dream, Philly is home to a wide variety of dessert-inspired drinks.  Read on for where to find some of the top dessert cocktails in Philadelphia.

Classic Chocolate Martini
Max Brenner
1500 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 344-8150

Chocolate lovers should head to City Center West for a not-so-typical take on a classic dessert martini. Max Brenner is known for its heavenly, chocolate-heavy menu, but the eatery's Classic Chocolate Martini takes top honors. Made with both milk and white chocolate, Absolut vanilla vodka and crème de cacao, this delicious drink is also garnished with a chocolate-dipped strawberry. Other sweet sips found at Max Brenner include the Intoxi-Cake, which is made with cake-flavored vodka and frangelico. Either way, you can't go wrong, and as this establishment's slogan promises, you'll "enjoy it to the Max."

Cherry Garces
Village Whiskey
118 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1088

Several specialty cocktails are on the menu at Chef Jose Garces' neighborhood haunt, and that includes a menu of seasonal adult milkshakes. Some of the rotating recipes include Cherry Garces, which is made with cherry chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate sauce, mixed with rum and topped with Amarena cherries. The bartenders are also known to whip up a Strawberry-Rum, a signature mixture of ice cream, strawberries, strawberry sauce and Gosling's rum.

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Salted Caramel Truffle
1229 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA

Located on Spruce Street between 12th and 13th Streets, Valanni offers a taste of the Mediterranean – and an interesting drink palette. And it doesn't get much more decadent than the Salted Caramel Truffle dessert drink. The blend is made with Smirnoff Whipped vodka, crème de cocoa, Kahlua and cream, and it's garnished with a salted caramel rim. For chilly days, you can even try a hot dessert drink. Valanni's Salted Caramel Bliss is made with Stoli Salted Caramel vodka and warmed apple cider.

Vanilla Caramel Bourbon
Bobby's Burger Palace
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-0378

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's chain eatery has one local location on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The West Philly burger joint features several signature spiked dessert drinks (think thick and creamy!), including Vanilla Caramel Bourbon, Pineapple Coconut Rum and Mocha Kahlua Vodka. Best of all (and perhaps with the college crowd in mind), these dessert drinks won't break the bank.

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"There Is No Dana, Only Zuul"
The Franklin Bar
112 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 467-3277

Don't discount this upscale, speakeasy-style bar when it comes to dessert-worthy drinks. Back in the day, the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company was one of the most successful Prohibition Era bars of its time. Today, this bar boasts super skilled bartenders who take their craft seriously. Serious enough to come up with drinks with names like "There Is No Dana, Only Zuul." The "Ghostbusters"-themed drink is almost like key lime pie in a glass. Made with tequila, lime cordial, cream, graham cracker, cinnamon and egg white, one sip of this drink, and you'll be possessed!

Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on

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