The chocolate martini combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the sophistication of a classic martini, creating a drink that’s perfect for dessert or when you’re simply craving chocolate. This recipe is inspired by my chocolate espresso martini, however, it was more of a challenge to get it just right.
While the exact origins of the chocolate martini are uncertain, it gained popularity in the 1990s as a modern twist on the classic vodka martini. Mixologists began experimenting with chocolate liqueurs and spirits, resulting in a luscious drink that quickly became a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
My recipe features vanilla vodka, dark Creme De Cocoa, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, and heavy cream. The cream is integral to giving the cocktail extra body and richness. Without it, the cocktail can start to feel a little thin. If you don’t have cream, you can substitute for Irish cream. Just note, it will alter the flavor so use sparingly.
How to Make a Chocolate Martini
The perfect chocolate martini starts with a chocolate rim and is finished with freshly grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder. Any melted chocolate or chocolate syrup can be swirled in the glass or dipped around the rim.
Combine vanilla vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Crème De Cacao, and cream in a Boston shaker with ice. Shake well with plenty of ice for 15 seconds and strain into the chilled and prepped chocolate-coated glass. Finish with grated chocolate and serve.
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The rich and delicious chocolate martini is made with vanilla vodka, dark Creme De Cocoa, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, and heavy cream.
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce creme de cocoa
- 1 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
- 1/2 ounce heavy cream (or Irish cream)
- Grated chocolate for topping
- Coat the rim of a chilled glass in melted chocolate or chocolate syrup.
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and strain into the glass. Top with freshly grated dark chocolate or nutmeg and serve.
To add the chocolate swirl. Twirl chocolate sauce around the glass by slowly turning the glass and working your way from bottom to top.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 305
- Sugar: 20.4g
- Sodium: 7mg
- Fat: 8.1g
- Saturated Fat: 4.8g
- Carbohydrates: 23.1g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Protein: 0.8g
- Cholesterol: 16mg
Keywords: chocolate martini, godiva liqueur, dessert drinks