A chocolate martini is a luxurious and decadent cocktail that is perfect for those who love rich and indulgent chocolate flavor. Made with a combination of vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, chocolate liqueur, and cream. This drink is shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice. Then poured in a martini glass that has a drizzle of chocolate syrup on the inside. With a rim that is garnished with chocolate syrup and chocolate shavings.
This boozy cocktail recipe makes for the perfect after-dinner drink or enjoy this chocolate flavored martini as a dessert drink. This quick and easy cocktail is perfect for those chocolate lovers.
Chocolate syrup is used as a drizzle on the inside of the martini glass as well as on the rim of the glass. The kind of chocolate you use is your preference. I have used Hershey's chocolate syrup but found it ran down the inside of the glass. However, Ghiradelli chocolate syrup is thick and stays in place. It's almost like a chocolate ganache. The chocolate syrup is optional but does make the drink look pretty.
Chocolate shavings are used around the rim of the martini glass. I used a Hershey's chocolate bar to make the shavings to add to the chocolate rim. Again this step is optional but adds to the taste of the drink. The chocolate shavings can be replaced with cocoa powder.
Vodka enhances the other ingredients. My favorite vodka to use is original Absolut Vodka, it's a smoother vodka in my option. You could bring in more vanilla flavoring by using a vanilla vodka.
Bailey's Irish Cream adds to the sweetness and milkiness of the chocolate martini. Bailey's also adds hints of vanilla and chocolate flavoring.
Chocolate Liqueur is what gives the martini its chocolate flavor and adds to the creaminess of the drink. When I was testing this recipe I was using Godiva chocolate liqueur. However, they stopped making the Godiva brand. After talking with someone at my local liquor store, he recommended Tippy Cow. This chocolate liqueur has great flavor.
Play around with the overall flavor of this chocolatey cocktail by adding in more vodka if the drink is too sweet for you. Make it a white chocolate martini by replacing the chocolate liqueur with white chocolate liqueur. Cherry, espresso, or coffee liqueurs all would be a wonderful flavor as well.
If this cocktail is too creamy for you replace the chocolate liqueur with creme de cocoa. Creme de cacao has a chocolate flavoring that will help make this an indulgent chocolate martini, without the creaminess that the liqueur has.
Half and Half - When it comes to the half-and-half, there is a couple of option for substations for this. A milk of your choice, heavy cream, or even mixing up your own half and half. By doing equal parts heavy cream and milk.
How To Make
If you like creamy cocktails then you're sure to love this chocolate martini recipe. Using a cocktail shaker filled with ice add in the vodka, Bailey's, chocolate liqueur, and half and half. Shake these ingredients together.
Add a little garnish to the martini glass by drizzling the chocolate syrup inside it. The look of the chocolate syrup spiraling inside of the glass is a nice touch to this cocktail. Add more of the chocolate syrup onto a small plate and dip the rim of the coupe glass into the chocolate syrup.
Shave the chocolate bar with a hand zester onto the plate, then dip the chocolate-rimmed martini glass into the chocolate shavings.
Garnishing the glass does make the cocktail a bit more fancy, but of course, is optional. You could also prepare the garnished martini glasses ahead of time, and keep them in the fridge. I defiantly wouldn't do this with a thin chocolate syrup, a thicker chocolate is best for garnishing the cocktail glass with.
Leaving the strainer on the martini shaker pour the chocolate martini cocktail into the garnished glass. You could chill the glass before garnishing it as well as serve the cocktail over ice. I prefer to enjoy mine in a nonchilled glass and without ice.
Sit back and enjoy this indulgent chocolate martini.
Creme de cacao is also a chocolate flavored liquor but isn't as thick as a chocolate liqueur. So if you are looking for a less creamy chocolate martini try using creme de cacao instead of chocolate liqueur.
Brei and blue cheeses pair well with chocolate, of course, salty nuts also complement the chocolate.
The chocolate martini was invented in 1955 by Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
I know our liquor cabinet will always be stocked with the liquors to make this decadent chocolate martini with. Grab a couple of martini glasses and make a larger batch to share with your sweetheart. It makes the perfect dessert cocktail to enjoy on Valentine's Day with a chocolate dip strawberry as a garnish.
Here are more dessert cocktails that you may also like.
Easy Chocolate Martini Cocktail
This easy chocolate martini cocktail is a blend of vodka, Bailey's Irish cream, and chocolate liqueur shaken together with half and half. This creamy chocolaty drink is then strained into a martini glass that has chocolate syrup coating the inside of the glass. The rim of the glass is garnished with more chocolate syrup and chocolate shavings.
- ½ Cup Ice for shaker
- 1½ Ounces Vodka
- 1 Ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- 2 Ounces Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 Ounce Half And Half
- Chocolate Syrup optional for garnishing
- Chocolate Candy Shakings optional for garnishing
Drizzle the inside of the martini glass with chocolate syrup. Dip the rim of the glass into more chocolate syrup and chocolate candy shavings.
Into a cocktail shaker add the ice, vodka, Bailey's Irish cream, chocolate liqueur, and half and half.
Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously and pour into a prepared martini glass.
Optional: Sprinkle the top of the chocolate martini with more chocolate shavings and enjoy.
The half and half could be substituted for milk, however, the cocktail might not be as creamy.
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