Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!

Sip and Savor: The Irresistible Charm of the Chocolate Martini!

Indulgent, rich, and oh-so-decadent, the Chocolate Martini is a sophisticated, dessert-like cocktail that has won the hearts of many. This concoction of a classic martini with the seductive sweetness of chocolate has become a favorite at bars, restaurants, and home gatherings.

This version of the Chocolate Martini might have a few unusual ingredients compared to the basic recipe, but it’s worth it; it tastes fabulous! Watch expert Bartender Brooklyn in the YouTube video show you how to mix this delicious cocktail. Enjoy this Martini at happy hour with friends or as an after-dinner dessert drink.

Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!
Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!

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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Chocolate Martini at the Vault
Chocolate Martini at the Vault

This delightful drink brings together the timeless appeal of the martini with the irresistible allure of chocolate.

Chocolate Martini Ingredients

Chocolate Martini Ingredients
Chocolate Martini Ingredients
  • Vodka
  • Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Baileys
  • Cocoa Bitters
  • Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate for garnish, optional


You’ll need Vodka. Brooklyn used Grey Goose, which I love, but if you want a less expensive but all-around good Vodka, you can try Absolut, Tito’s, and Ketel One.

Godiva no longer makes liqueur, but if you are lucky like me, you have a bottle or two stashed away. Mozart Chocolate liqueur is a good substitute. And let’s remember my all-time favorite, Baileys Irish Cream.

Next, the unusual items. You will need Cocoa Bitters and Vanilla Bean Paste. The Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate I found in the baking aisle of my grocery store.

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You can’t mix a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen shakers, but one favorite. The shaker doesn’t leak; you won’t have to hit the shaker against the sink to get the top off, and the cap will measure from 1/2 to 1.5 ounces with clearly marked labels. Measure the perfect amount every time. And it is dishwasher safe!

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! 

Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!
Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!

How to make the Chocolate Martini

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.

Chocolate Curls
Chocolate Curls

Fill the shaker half full of ice. Add the Vodka, chocolate liqueurs, cocoa bitters, vanilla bean paste and Baileys and let the shaker sit for 1 minute. Shake well for 15 seconds, then pour the strained ingredients into a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle on the chocolate curls and garnish with a strawberry (optional). It’s amazing!

Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!
Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!

The Chocolate Martini is more than just a drink; it’s an experience that marries the sophistication of a classic martini with the sweet indulgence of chocolate. Whether sipping one at a high-end cocktail bar or crafting your own at home, this delightful concoction will make any occasion more memorable.

So, next time you’re in the mood for something indulgent, reach for a Chocolate Martini and savor the harmonious blend of flavors in every sip. Cheers!

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Chocolate Martini

Longing for that sweet indulgence? This Chocolate Martini delivers!

Unique ingredients make this chocolate martini a must-try! Thanks to Brooklyn from the Vault in Cleveland for sharing her favorite recipe. Check out the YouTube video!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Martini


  • 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
Keyword Bailey’s Irish Cream, Best Chocolate Martini, Chocolate, Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Martini Recipe, Cocktail, Happy Hour, Martini, Vodka, White Chocolate
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