Easy Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
274 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 274
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 0mg 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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Treat yourself to a simple chocolate martini adorned with a cocoa rim and chocolate candy garnish. It's a perfect dessert drink to serve at a dinner party and it's satisfying on those evenings when you have a sweet tooth.

There are many versions of a chocolate-flavored martini and most 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. It's also much lighter, skipping the cream entirely so you can just enjoy the yummy taste of chocolate.

Give this recipe a try with a few vodka and liqueur combinations, then add your own twist to it. It's the perfect base waiting for your experiments.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao (or other chocolate liqueur)
  • Garnish: chocolate candy
  • Garnish: powdered cocoa (for rim)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Rim a cocktail glass with cocoa: Wet the rim by dipping it in a small dish of the chocolate liqueur, then dip or roll it in a dish of cocoa powder.

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  3. Pour the vodka and chocolate liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.

  4. Strain into the prepared glass.

  5. Garnish with a chocolate candy.

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  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • 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 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.
  • If you do want a creamy martini, switch to a creamier chocolate liqueur. There are many delicious options available, such as Godiva and Dorda. Both are made by famed chocolatiers, so you know they're delicious!

Recipe Variations

  • You can add a little extra flavor 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. 
  • A quick way to give this recipe a creamy touch is to pour Irish cream or dairy cream. To maintain balance, add just 1/2 ounce or so.

How Strong Is a Chocolate Martini?

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), its alcohol content will fall around 26 percent ABV (52 proof). It is not the lightest cocktail, but certainly not the strongest, either. Just don't let the sweet taste fool you into drinking too many.