|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Indulge yourself with this chocolate martini rimmed with cocoa and garnished with a chocolate candy. It's a perfect dessert drink to serve at a dinner party or for those days when you have a little sweet tooth.
There are many versions of a chocolate-flavored martini. They can vary greatly, though most of the recipes have two things in common: vodka and chocolate. This is one of the easiest recipes because it simply mixes vodka with your favorite chocolate liqueur. That's it!
With a recipe that is this simple, there is no reason to buy a "chocolate martini mix." It doesn't make sense since you often need to add vodka to the mix anyway, so you still need to buy two ingredients. Secondly, if you are a chocolate lover and are not exploring the fantastic chocolate liqueurs available, you are missing out on some fantastic cocktails.
Go ahead, give this recipe a try with a few vodka and liqueur combinations, then add your own twist to it. It's the perfect base and just waiting for your experiments.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao (other chocolate liqueur)
- Garnish: chocolate candy
- Garnish: powdered cocoa for rimming
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the drink ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a chocolate candy.
Serve and enjoy!
- Experiment with different vodkas. Most martinis are best with top-shelf vodka, but you don't have to be quite so picky with the chocolate martini because of its deep flavor.
- To balance quality and a budget, find a good, mid-range vodka. Those being produced by today's craft distillers are excellent candidates, as are any of the big names in the vodka market.
- You can use either white or dark crème de cacao. Only the color will change, not the taste. However, neither of these will produce a creamy cocktail using this recipe.
- You can add a little extra flavor to this simple drink by pouring a flavored vodka. Have fun with berry, coconut, or coffee vodkas for a fun twist. Citrus pairs well with chocolate as well.
- Vanilla vodka is a more obvious choice, and if you want to load up on the chocolate, go for a chocolate vodka. Any of the dessert-flavored vodkas, such as whipped cream, make a yummy martini, too.
- For a creamier chocolate martini, switch to a creamy chocolate liqueur. There are many delicious options available. Two highly recommended brands are Godiva and Dorda, both of which are made by famed chocolatiers, so you know they're delicious!
How Strong Is This Drink?
Most chocolate liqueurs are low-proof, and that helps bring this booze-only martini down to a decent strength. For example, if you make this chocolate martini with Godiva (17 percent ABV), it would have an alcohol content around 26 percent ABV (52 proof). It is not the lightest cocktail, but certainly not the strongest, either.