The chocolate martini is the ultimate dessert or after dinner martini. I’ll admit I’ve always been a huge fan. This is slightly modeled after my chocolate espresso martini, however it was a challenge to get it just right.
Once you remove the coffee liqueur and espresso from my espresso martini recipe, you’re left with two ingredients. Vanilla vodka and Godiva liqueur. But you still need a third element to make it a true cocktail. I tried Irish cream, but all I could taste was…Irish cream. I also tried crème de cacao, but it wasn’t creamy enough and tasted a little harsh.
The home run? Godiva’s dark chocolate liqueur in addition to Godiva’s regular chocolate liqueur. YES, BOTH. The result is a slightly creamy cocktail with a perfect balance between vanilla vodka and chocolate liqueurs. Liquid chocolate. I always use vanilla vodka. You can use regular vodka of course, but this is dessert so I highly recommend vanilla.
Combine equal parts vanilla vodka, Godiva Chocolate liqueur and Godiva dark chocolate liqueur. Shake with ice for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass. To add the chocolate swirl. Twirl chocolate sauce around the glass by slowly turning the glass and working your way from bottom to top. Presentation is everything.
Add chocolate shavings for extra chocolate.
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce Godiva dark chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
- ½ ounce cream (optional)
- Grated chocolate for topping
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass.