This Chocolate Martini might have a few unusual ingredients compared to the basic recipe, but it’s worth it; this martini tastes fabulous! Watch expert Bartender Brooklyn showing you how to mix this delicious cocktail. Enjoy this martini at happy hour with friends or as an after-dinner dessert drink.
While traveling on business, I discovered this version of a Chocolate Martini in Cleveland, OH. I stayed at the Metropolitan on the 9, and they had this cool bar called the Vault. Brooklyn suggested that I try her favorite martini, so I did! Thank you, Brooklyn!
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Ingredients that you’ll need to make this Chocolate Martini
You’ll need Vodka. Brooklyn used Grey Goose, which I love, but if you are looking for a less expensive but all-around good Vodka, you can try Absolut, Tito’s, and Ketel One. Of course, the best chocolate liqueur is Godiva, and then my all-time favorite, Baileys.
Next, the unusual items. You will need Cocoa Bitters and Vanilla Bean Paste. If you are unsure where to find them, click on the names. The Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate I found in the baking aisle of my grocery store.
Finally, you can’t make a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen shakers but this one from OXO is by far my favorite. It doesn’t leak, and the cap is a measuring cup measuring from 1/2 to 1.5 ounces. Dishwasher safe, you can’t go wrong with OXO.
And remember the chilled martini glass. Nothing is worse than a martini in a warm glass. Check out these 2 that I recommend. Joy Jolt set of 6 martini glasses in multi-colors and Crafthouse by Fortessa, set of 4 martini glasses. They are both dishwasher-safe. Joy Jolt is a short martini glass, good for stacking on the shelf in the freezer. The Crafthouse by Fortessa is tall and elegant, but challenging to find a safe spot in the freezer. I love them both!
Easy Chocolate Martini Directions
Make the chocolate curls. If you have a fine grater, you can use it to grate the chocolate. I used a vegetable peeler to scrape the edge of the bittersweet chocolate bar to make the chocolate curls.
Put the chocolate to the side once done.
Fill the shaker half full with ice. Add the Vodka, chocolate liqueurs, cocoa bitters, vanilla bean paste and Baileys. Shake well for 15 seconds, then pour it into a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle on the chocolate and garnish with a strawberry (optional). It’s amazing!
Other easy martinis that you may like
- Lemon Drop Martini
- White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Martini
- Snowflake Martini
- Pomegranate Martini
- Ransom Note Martini
- Caramel Apple Vodka Martini
- Birthday Cake Martini
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Espresso Martini
- French Martini
- Winter White Cosmo
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Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!
- 2 Ounces Vodka
- 1 Ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 Ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 2 Dashes Coco Bitters
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
- 1/2 Ounce Baileys
- Dark Chocolate Shavings
- Strawberry garnish optional
- Use a vegetable peeler to shave some chocolate curls from a bar of Ghirardelli bittersweet baking chocolate and put aside
- In a shaker half filled with ice add the Vodka, Godiva white & dark chocolate liqueurs, coco bitters, vanilla bean paste and Baileys
- Shake well for 15 seconds
- Pour into a chilled martini glass and sprinkle with the chocolate shavings
- Garnish with a strawberry, optional