20 Boozy Chocolates To Give To Your Valentine This Year

Valentine's Day symbolizes a lot of things. It's an opportunity to express gratitude for the people we love and care about the most, dedicate time to gather small tokens of affection to show others how much we appreciate them, and eat lots of chocolate — we can't forget about that.

Seasonal Valentine's Day chocolates come in many different varieties, including decadent Belgian chocolate truffles elaborately adorned with piped designs, pre-packaged Reese's in heart shapes, and grocery store oddities that never seem to resemble the flavor listed on the package. But, we think the best types of chocolates are the ones that marry cacao with another tasty element: alcohol. Boozy chocolates are the perfect gift for the liquor enthusiast in your life or for any eater looking to enjoy some of the two most romantic foods in the culinary world in a single bite. We've gathered some of the top alcohol-infused chocolates that you can have delivered to your doorstep, separated by categories so you can easily find the perfect gift for your Valentine.

All prices listed as are of the date of publication and may vary based on region.

Best for Gin Lovers: Prestat Fizzy London Gin Truffle Cubes

The packaging of the Prestat Fizzy London Gin truffles is very sophisticated and almost like a fancy tea box. But the truffles inside of this pastel box are as surprising in flavor as can be. The white chocolate truffles, which are infused with Gordon's gin and lemon flavoring, are a beautiful white color that puts flavor before aesthetic appeal. While there is no intricate design or refined touches to set these truffles apart from competitors, the use of gin and lemon is an interesting flavor combination that is perfect for gifting to a gin lover in your life. Each box costs a little over $33 — not including the taxes and duties from shipping the products overseas.

Prestat sources its chocolate from single-origin producers and is an established chocolate brand in Britain that has been making a range of products since 1902. Although we might not be gin fans ourselves, this box is perfect for someone who has an affinity for the liquor.

Best Liquor-Filled Bottles: Andy Anand European Dark Chocolate Bottles

We were initially a little nervous to see these filled Andy Anand candies because they gave us the vibe of elaborately wrapped Gushers candies. Each box includes 18 chocolates — which feature liquor encased in a sugar shell and covered in Belgian dark chocolate. Liquor enthusiasts can purchase a box on Amazon for $37.84.

The company definitely thought twice about packaging its products. Rather than other brands, who wouldn't put a second thought into wrapping their container in minimal plastic, Andy Anand went ahead and packaged its bottles in a wooden display box. If you want to be sure to keep your bottles safe, you'll want to avoid letting them sit out on your doorstep for too long, as it will cause the sugar and chocolate to break down and cause a messy affair.

Best Tequilla Chocolates: Sugarfina Tequila Cordials Dark Chocolate

If your Valentine is a big fan of everything tequila, these candies should be on your shopping list. The design of these cordials is rather simple — which means that there are a lot of unexpected surprises inside. Plus, the best thing about these candies is that they aren't just alcohol in the center of the chocolate; the ingredients list also includes almonds and cornflakes.

These cordials are one of our cheapest options, at only $8.95 per container. However, you'll want to be careful with buying it and the states you're shipping it to. 34 states prohibit purchasing this candy or shipping it to someone in the state — which is unfortunate. But if you can ship this to your (or your lover's) doorstep, we think it would be better than the dozen roses.

Most Aesthetically Pleasing: Compartés Boozy Chocolate Gift Box

If we're going to splurge on a boozy chocolate gift set, Compartés is a solid option. This gourmet chocolate set features 20 elaborately designed truffles accented with 24-karat gold leaf and filled with either Moet Champagne or Macallan 18 Whiskey. Unlike other brands, Compartés offers a no-melt shipping guarantee to ensure that your chocolates come to your doorstep perfectly intact and beautiful. And honestly, for $65 a box, excluding shipping, we would expect nothing less.

If you want a gift that will stun your Valentine into asking, "Wait, how much did you pay for this?" then this brand is the one you'll want to select. Its refined touches give this brand an excellent step up from its competitors and make it the notable brand that it is recognized as today.

Best for a Gift Basket: Baileys Chocolate Mini Delights Salted Caramel With Baileys

We can assure you that the Baileys Mini Delights candy doesn't scream Valentine's Day — nor does it really fit any formal holiday based on the packaging alone. But it's what's on the inside that counts — right?

One bag of these small candies, filled with salted caramel and real Baileys Irish Cream, retails for $8.30 on Amazon. Overall, it's a solid addition to a gift basket for your sweetheart, even if it's not the main present. The texture of the caramel is smooth, creamy, and perfectly reminiscent of Baileys, while the small size of the candies makes it easy to pop into your mouth in passing. We recommend pairing a package of these salted caramel candies with a Baileys cocktail kit or a dozen red roses.

Best Artisan Truffles: Cocoa Mill Boozy BonBons

Cocoa Mill is a chocolate brand that offers a premium package of 15 dark and milk chocolate bonbons infused with a range of booze, including Grand Mariner, Jack Daniel's, and Baileys Irish Cream. Customers can purchase a package from the brand's website for $35.50, or pick up a box from one of the select chocolatier locations.

Overall, Cocoa Mill is an established chocolate brand with high reviews for chocolate quality. Folks who have purchased from this brand, including from its regular selection of truffles and booze-infused varieties, note that the packaging is immaculate, and the chocolates are equally stunning. Although each truffle costs over $2.30, it's a worthwhile splurge for someone who likes the craftsmanship of good chocolate — with a boozy twist to boot.

For the Trader Joe's Lover: Trader Joe's An Assortment of Boozy Little Truffles

Trader Joe's is proud of its affordable prices and array of novelty products, including its Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles assortment. This box features four flavors, including London gin, scotch whisky, Navy rum, and Prosecco, so there is definitely a great variety of flavors in every box. Even if Trader Joe's isn't a fine chocolatier brand, it was successfully able to infuse flavors into each truffle and not skimp out on the chocolate quality, either. That being said, we don't expect to see these truffles make their way into the Trader Joe's Hall of Fame anytime soon since there are much more well-known products out there. Instead, it's just one of the brand's well-kept secrets.

The issue with all good things at Trader Joe's (we're looking at you, Everything But the Leftovers seasoning blend) is that this box of chocolates is limited to the holiday season. So unless you're stocking up before Santa returns to the North Pole, you probably won't have any in time for Valentine's Day.

Best Product with Size Options: Victorie Sweets Boozy Luxury Chocolates Collection

The Victorie Sweets box has one important perk that not many other brands have: The ability to purchase it in several different sizes. If you're testing the waters with your Valentine, stick with a 12-pack for about $18. Or, treat your loved one to 48 truffles for just over $70.

The variation of this box is much more impressive than other brands we reviewed. You'll find a dark chocolate pear, port, and cinnamon truffle next to a tequila ganache in milk chocolate. The flavors here are punchy, ingenious, and ideal for gifting to a cocktail lover in your life. It's important to note that these chocolates don't ship outside of the United Kingdom, so American eaters likely won't get their hands on a box unless they travel across the pond.

Best Small Truffle Box: The Chocolate Company Boozy Box of Truffles

With a name like The Chocolate Company, it has to be good. The brand offers a Boozy Box of Truffles for $16.25. It includes five truffles: triple brandy, coffee bourbon, amaretto, Irish cream, and a salted caramel porter made with alcohol from the nearby Cascade Lakes Brewery. The brand notes that it cooks off the alcohol in the truffles, so you still get the chocolate flavor mixed with the delectable undertone of alcohol — without the ABV.

This gift box contains significantly fewer truffles than other brands, which is good if you're just testing the boozy chocolate waters. Plus, the alcohol selected for this box works with the flavor of the chocolate. We also love that this brand is a small business based in Oregon, which means you can feel good about buying from it.

Best Baileys: Baileys Original Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

Although it's far from the most elaborate and visually appealing packaging of the brands we reviewed, Bailey's chocolate truffles are a solid option for lovers of Irish whiskey. Amazon offers the product for a steal of a price of $20.65. We love that these truffles are individually packaged — so you can leave a handful for your Valentine, secret admirer style.

All jokes aside, the Baileys flavor is strong with this one and balanced by the subtle notes of the chocolate. Its milk chocolate coating is smooth, decadent, and a complementary pairing for the Irish cream. The inside of the candies is soft and gushy, and we are overall impressed by the design and flavor of this candy.

Ideal for Champagne Enthusiasts: Jacques Torres Champagne Truffles

We had to do a double take to see what these Jacques Torres chocolates were supposed to resemble — they're Champagne corks, in case you were wondering. Despite the creative cork shape, master chocolatier Jacques Torres keeps it simple with his 10-piece chocolate set, available at Williams Sonoma for $27.50. We believe this product is a strong reflection of the high caliber of goods that Williams Sonoma offers.

This box gets points for using high-quality ingredients, including fined Belgian milk chocolate, Brut La Française Champagne, and real dairy cream. The box is also more giftable than other selections we have on our list. Individuals who have purchased this chocolate from other vendors have noted that it has a sublime, creamy quality to it with a pop of Champagne flavor.

Best for Rum Enthusiasts: Blackwell Rum x Charbonnel - Fine Jamaican Rum Truffles

If you can't afford to send your Valentine somewhere tropical, you can probably make it up to them with a container of these truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. This British chocolatier partnered with the famed Blackwell rum to produce these smooth dark chocolate truffles filled with the flavors of Jamaican rum. The flavor notes are not as dark and chocolatey as you'd think but are rather full of bright vanilla and caramel notes that make for a pleasurable eating experience.

One box of truffles is available online for $28. Not only are you paying for the quality chocolate and boozy infusion, but also the curated Spotify playlist that can be accessed via a QR code on the inside of the label. It's a modern take on truffles and one that any rum lover will happily receive as a gift.

Best Gluten-Free Set: The Chocolate Fetish Boozy Eight Truffle Assortment

The Chocolate Fetish is a highly-regarded chocolate brand offering an eight-piece truffle assortment for $21.95. Its flavors include brandy, Grand Marnier, Irish cream, Chambord, amaretto, Frangelico, honey rum, and Maker's Mark. The design of these truffles is beautiful and reflects a strong commitment to well-trained chocolatiers and overall confectionary craftsmanship. This box is gluten-friendly and made with fresh cream; the company recommends eating the chocolate within 10 days for the best quality.

The Chocolate Fetish, based in Ashville, North Carolina, offers a range of truffles, special occasion chocolates, and bars suited to all of your gifting needs. We love supporting a small business, as well as one that experiments with a range of boozy flavors in its chocolate products. Your Valentine will surely appreciate a box of these beautifully decorated truffles, which are brimming with boozy flavor and gluten-free goodness.

Best Vegan Assortment: Groove Stone Vegan Chocolate Truffles

We were thrilled to find a brand that offered vegan boozy truffles to customers. Groove Stone's box of four chocolate truffles is filled with California-sourced bourbon, brandy, amaro, and spiced rum. The box immediately got extra points for including a liquor-infused ganache rather than a liquid and sourcing its chocolate and liquor from organic and Fair Trade ingredients.

These chocolates were some of the highest priced of the ones we reviewed, at $16 for a box of four. But because it's so difficult to find vegan chocolate infused with your favorite liquor, it might be a price you have to pay for your Valentine to get their hands on these beautiful, edible, mineral-dusted chocolates. The packaging is great, and the quality of the chocolate is worth the price tag.

Best for Crunch Aficionados: The Vermont Country Store Whiskey-Filled Chocolate Nut Bonbons

We are devout fans of the Vermont Country Store, so it's unsurprising that one of its products made its way onto our gift list. These milk chocolate bonbons are filled with whisky and covered in a crunchy hazelnut coating. One box of 16 Belgian chocolate candies retails for $19.95, which makes this a more affordable gift option than many of the other brands we covered.

The store doesn't skimp out on the hazelnut coating on these bonbons, which we love. Folks who have purchased these products note that the packaging and quality of the candy are impeccable and make for a perfect gift. We like the combination of hazelnuts, Scotch whisky, and milk chocolate, and we believe this would be a great product for the bourbon lover in your life — or someone craving a little bit of nutty crunchy in their chocolate.

Best for Port Lovers: Zotter Chocolates Port Wine & Figs bar

If you are after novelty for your Valentine, you'll want to check out the Port Wine & Figs bar from Zotter Chocolate. This decadent, 70% cacao dark chocolate bar is completed with a satisfyingly sweet and earthy fig and port ganache. The company also slightly sweetens the bar with a bit of maple sugar. This bar is inventive, and we think that the combination of Portuguese Reserve Ruby Port and figs is absolutely heavenly.

All of Zotter's Chocolates are processed at the company's plant in Austria before being shipped overseas. Its ingredients are also Fair-Trade certified, so you can feel good about the chocolate you share with your loved ones this holiday season. You can get your hands on a single bar of this absolutely divine chocolate for $8.99.

Best High-End Truffle Box: Gosanko Chocolate Liquor Truffle Box

The Gosanko Chocolate Liquor Truffle gift box was our favorite of the high-end products we reviewed because it had an excellent variety, craftsmanship, and quality chocolate. The truffles are flavored with a range of liquor, including Fireball Whiskey, rum, Irish cream, Kahlua, limoncello, and crème de menthe (which we were surprised that not many of the other brands we reviewed had). We also liked that you could purchase this box in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or a blend of the two to suit your Valentine's palate.

A box of 24 truffles retails for $71.95, which is more than some people would want to spend on their special someone. But for an ornate package of beautifully decorated chocolate truffles encased in a sophisticated gift box with a satin bow, we think the price is well worth it.

Best Overall Chocolate Bar: Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Chocolate Bar

Raaka was voted one of the best chocolate brands, so we had to include it on our list of boozy chocolate purveyors, too. Although this chocolate comes in a bar rather than truffles, Raaka doesn't skimp on its design, ingredients, quality, or flavor. The company ages the single-origin Tanzanian cacao in the bourbon casks for a couple of months rather than infusing the finished liquor into the chocolate itself to impart a wonderfully boozy undertone. The bars are USDA-Organic, gluten-free, and vegan, and can be bought as a single bar or multiple.

While Raaka isn't price-competitive to a cheap, sugary Hershey's bar, the flavor of this chocolate is worth its price tag. Raaka uses unroasted chocolate to maximize the flavor of the cacao — which makes this an excellent bar for the chocolate snob in your life.

Best for Bourbon Enthusiasts: Woodford Reserve Bourbon Ball Gift Box

Woodford Reserve knew, deep down, that a refined style and impeccable attention to packaging would do these truffles well. A box of 16 truffles is available on Amazon for only $24.99, which is a bargain considering the notoriety of the brand.

Each one of these bourbon balls is infused with the oaky flavor of Woodford Reserve, which pairs well with the fine-quality chocolate encasing it. Folks who have purchased this box note that the pecans on top of each bourbon ball are fresh, snappy, and not rancid and that the flavor of the bourbon comes through well with the chocolate. It's the perfect blend of sweet and complex, and one that we would love to give to our Valentine this holiday season.

Our methodology

Your special someone deserves the best this Valentine's Day. It's why we searched high and low for the best boozy chocolates to gift this season. Our goal was to find a variety of chocolate that was suited for every gifting need and flavor palate. So, we highlighted not only products with a specific array of alcohols but also those with special characteristics, such as gluten-free or vegan, or those with a unique texture or quality.

We also highlighted products that had a stunning visual appeal. While we were able to crown some more aesthetically pleasing than others, we picked an array of chocolates that were still giftable enough to give your Valentine this year. We relied heavily on reviews from verified purchasers on vendors like Amazon, as well as company sites, to help us develop our list. We chose products that were (mostly) available to ship to your doorstep and purposely did not limit ourselves to American chocolatiers exclusively to widen our range of options.