White Chocolate Martini

White Chocolate Martini in a martini glass

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
383 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 383
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 90mg 2%
*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.)

The white chocolatini—or white chocolate martini, if you prefer—is an outstanding dessert drink. It's similar to the chocolate martini, but instead of regular chocolate liqueur, it relies on a white chocolate liqueur. This recipe creates a rich, creamy cocktail with a beautiful mix of vanilla and white chocolate that you're sure to love. 

Among the many chocolate-flavored cocktails, this one is a nice change. While dark and milk chocolates make fabulous drinks, the delicate flavor of white chocolate has its own appeal.

The softer flavor profile also makes the white chocolatini an excellent companion for a great variety of desserts. It pairs wonderfully with pumpkin pie, creme brulee, and fruit tarts, among others. You'll also find that it's a great drink to mix up for your holiday dinners.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka

  • 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur

  • 1 ounce cream

  • White chocolate shavings, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    White Chocolate Martini ingredients in shot glasses and white chocolate in a bowl

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  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and cream. Fill with ice.

    Vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and cream in shot glasses and a cocktail shaker

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  3. Shake well—at least 30 seconds to fully incorporate the cream.

    Shake the cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass.

    Cocktail in a martini glass

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  5. Garnish with white chocolate shavings. Serve and enjoy.

    White Chocolate Martini garnished with white chocolate shavings

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  • You won't have any problems finding a vanilla vodka for this cocktail. It is a very popular flavored vodka and almost every one of the most popular brands produce a vanilla vodka.
  • If you'd like to make your own vanilla vodka, it is easy to do. A homemade vanilla infusion should take just three to four days and a single vanilla bean will flavor an entire bottle. This is a nice option if you enjoy DIY projects or have a favorite vodka that does not sell a vanilla option.
  • Darker chocolate liqueurs are more popular, but you should be able to find a few varieties of white chocolate liqueurs. Godiva offers one of the best-known options and it is relatively easy to find. Other options include Mozart White Chocolate Vanilla Cream and Godet Belgian White Chocolate. 

Recipe Variations

  • Try rimming your glass with a mix of cocoa and sugar or crushed graham crackers to create a pie-like cocktail.
  • It's also fun when a small bar of chocolate is dunked inside or with a Hershey's Kiss waiting in the bottom of the glass.
  • For a little contrast and to give it an autumn or winter touch, go with a cinnamon stick and dusting of nutmeg.

How Strong Is the White Chocolatini?

The white chocolatini is a delightfully mild cocktail. Much of that has to do with the cream and the fact that vanilla vodkas are often 35 percent ABV (70 proof) and most chocolate liqueurs are around 15 percent ABV (30 proof). On average, it will have an alcohol content around 16 percent ABV (32 proof), making it one of the lower-proof martinis you can mix up.