Why not trade in a hot chocolate for these velvety smooth alcoholic cocktails as a way to toast Chocolate Week ?
Here are our top three suggestions for scrummy sips of deliciousness in and around east London.
CHARTREUSE Chocolate £8.50, The Manhattan’s Project , POND at Dalston.
This is simply steaming chocolate served up in a trendy tin mug, right?
Wrong. This is one scorching cacao-filled treat with attitude.
The tipple’s cheeky, fruity side - courtesy of vibrant green chartreuse and a punchy cherry heering - takes it far from the spheres of a bedtime comfort drink to something a lot more sassy.
Chocolate Flip, £9, The Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
It’s likely you’ll fancy trying some somersaults of your own after this tasty trio of strong spirits.
The Cacao-infused Chartreuse leads the way, and is joined by Bacardi eight year rum and tawny port for a syrupy, hearty taste.
The scoop of pistachio ice cream heaped atop oozes a creamy goodness for extra indulgence.
Oblique and Divine Chocolate, TBC, The Pearson Room .
Chocolate can be deep, dark and mysterious - just like this latest tipple to hit the Canada Square bar.
Event organisers Oblique have mixed their talents with the Divine Chocolate brand to create a series of rum-based cocktails with a cacao kick.
The sweet-toothed recipes will vary across the capital, so check out Canary Wharf’s offering this week.
See our pick of chocolate treats in Canary Wharf.