Easy Chocolate Martini Recipe – Make At home
This cocktail is the perfect combination of boozy and sweet. It’s the perfect post-dinner treat when you’re craving something sweet.
We love topping ours with shaved chocolate or a pinch of cocoa powder, but feel free to get creative on the garnishes!
Try adding a strawberry or a spring of mint, or even adding crushed Oreos to the rim! We say, the more the better.
Can dessert get any better than this Chocolate Martini? Not in my books! Each sweet, rich, and velvety sip will have you craving more. Enjoy one after dinner as a great way to unwind and end the day in style.
On today’s installation of delicious homemade drinks: a chocolate martini! I’ve been giving you lots of classics lately. It’s time for a fun, sweet drink you can genuinely replace dessert with. This drink is such a fantastic way to switch up your regular dessert routine and try something unique.
I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with my at-home bar these days. All you need is a little collection of bottles, a cocktail shaker, and some fun glasses to serve your drinks in. It doesn’t need to be a full setup! The most important part is the ingredients and love you put into that shaker!
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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.
How to serve a chocolate martini?
I did a beautiful swirl around the martini glass as a way to add a bit more chocolate flavor to the drink, as well as add some decoration.
You can also decorate the glass by rimming it in chocolate syrup, then dipping the rim in granulated sugar. This way you’ll also get an extra taste of chocolate with each sip as well as a gorgeous way to serve the drink.
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Why Not Try It Warm?
You can also warm the cocktail mixture up in a saucepan (keep it on a very low heat and don’t let it boil) and pour it into a small heatproof glass or small mug before topping with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or sauce.
How To Make Chocolate Martinis
To shave the chocolate:
Run a vegetable peeler along the side of a chocolate bar or chocolate bark. It will curl and shave the chocolate into pretty tendrils. Some will break into smaller pieces which is perfect for the edge of the glasses.
To make the chocolate ganache:
Place the chopped chocolate in a glass or ceramic bowl and set aside.
Place the half and half in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil.
Pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts.
Let the ganache cool completely before making the chocolate martinis.
To make the Chocolate Martinis:
First, if you want that garnished edge, place the shaved chocolate in a shallow bowl big enough for the glass’s rim.
Run the rim of your glasses under water and then swirl the rims through the shaved chocolate until the chocolate sticks to the edge of the glass. Set aside.
Add 1 cup of ice to a cocktail shaker, then add 1/2 cup of the chocolate ganache, along with the vodka and Bailey’s.
Shake vigorously to blend and chill, then taste. You may want to add more Bailey’s or more ganache to your mixture.
Divide the cocktail mixture into two glasses and garnish with additional chocolate shavings.
BEST & EASY CHOCOLATE MARTINI RECIPE
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2 tbsp. chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling
4 oz. Baileys
4 oz. chocolate liqueur
4 oz. Smirnoff vodka
Ice shaved chocolate (optional)
- Pour chocolate syrup onto a shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glasses into chocolate syrup to coat rims. Drizzle the inside of each glass with chocolate syrup.
- Combine Baileys, chocolate liqueur, and vodka in a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 20 seconds. Divide evenly between glasses. If using, top with shaved chocolate. Serve.
Pro Tips For Chocolate Martini Recipe
- The garnish is optional but you can always garnish the glasses ahead of time and store them in the fridge for a few hours-overnight.
- If you like things less sweet then add an extra jigger of vodka.
- Have fun with different flavor additions. Cherry liqueur for chocolate cherry martinis, espresso or coffee liqueur for a mocha martini, etc.
- You can mix the cocktails in advance and shake or stir with ice before serving.
Why should you not shake a martini?
Typically, Arnold explains, when you shake a drink, it will get colder and thus more diluted than it would be after stirring. “Banging ice rapidly around inside a shaking tin is the most turbulent, efficient, and effective manual chilling/dilution technique we drink makers use,” he explains
Is Creme De Cacao The Same Aas Chocolate Liqueur?
Creme de cacao is flavored with chocolate and often a dash of vanilla. It can be used interchangeably with Godiva chocolate liqueur as well as other brands.
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Should A Martini Be Shaken Or Stirred?
This is up to debate and personal taste. Most straight spirit only cocktails are stirred while those with mixers are shaken. I enjoy this chocolate martini shaken with tiny shards of ice mixed in.
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