Easy Chocolate Martini Recipe with Vodka

Chocolate Martini
The Spruce
Ratings (66)
  • 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
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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; this is only one of them. They can vary greatly, and a number of them can be found below the recipe. Most of the recipes have two things in common: vodka and chocolate.

Among the many chocolate martinis you can mix up, this is one of the easiest recipes. It simply mixes vodka with your favorite chocolate liqueur. That's it!

With a recipe that is this easy, there is no reason to buy a 'chocolate martini mix.' Just think about it. Quite often you have to add vodka to the mix anyway, so you're forced to buy two ingredients anyway. Secondly, if you are a chocolate lover and are not exploring the fantastic chocolate liqueurs available, you are missing out on some great 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.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces creme de cacao (other chocolate liqueur)
  • Garnish: chocolate candy
  • Garnish: powdered cocoa for rimming

Steps to Make It

Pour the drink ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.

Strain into the prepared glass.

Garnish with a chocolate candy.

More Tips for Making a Great Chocolate Martini

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. While I don't recommend going to the absolute bottom of the liquor shelf, you don't have to pull out your best vodka unless you want to.

To balance quality and a budget, I would recommend finding 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.

Don't forget about flavored vodkas. You can add a nice touch to this simple drink by pouring a berry, coconut or coffee vodka. Citrus pairs well with chocolate as well, and vanilla or any of the dessert-flavored vodkas make a nice Chocolate Martini. 

I might stay away from chocolate vodkas unless, of course, you want to create a double chocolate martini. Otherwise, a contrasting flavor would be preferred.

Choose your chocolate liqueur. You can use either white or dark creme de cacao though neither of these will produce a creamy cocktail using this recipe. There are many chocolate liqueurs that work, and they will vary in creaminess.

Godiva Chocolate Liqueurs - The famous chocolatier produces a nice variety of liqueurs that are creamy and just as delicious as their chocolate.

Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur - A rich liqueur made by a Polish chocolatier, this one is almost heavenly!

The other thing you may want to try in any chocolate martini recipe is to switch out the clear vodka for flavored vodka. Vanilla vodka is almost always a great choice. If you want to add chocolate, there are chocolate-flavored vodkas. Also, try a whipped cream vodka or one of the other dessert vodkas.

How Strong Is the Chocolate Martini?

Most chocolate liqueurs are low-proof, and that helps bring this booze-only martini down to a decent proof. It is not the lightest cocktail, but certainly not the strongest, either.

If we make this Chocolate Martini with Godiva (17% ABV), it would have an alcohol content of around 26% ABV (52 proof).