Chocolate Martinis…Just for Christmas!

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‘Tis the season to be merry – and something that has never failed to lift our spirits is a chocolate martini! There are many ways to make rich chocolate martinis. You can pick your favorite spirit such as light rum, vodka or brandy as a base spirit to mix with a chocolate liqueur. Or if you’re looking for a fruity taste, use citrus-flavored or raspberry-flavored vodka. For a sweeter taste, go for vanilla-flavored vodka or rum.


Garnishing is easy. Pour some chocolate syrup onto a plate and dip the rim of the glass into it. Alternatively, squirt the chocolate syrup in swirls around the inside of the glass.  A word of caution: Forget putting a chunk of chocolate at the bottom of the glass. You could choke someone…or yourself.

Basic Chocolate Martini


– 2 oz. base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
– 1/2 oz. chocolate liqueur
– 1/2 oz. white crème de cacao

– chocolate syrup

Coat rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.


Mint Chocolate Martini


One of our favorite combinations is chocolate and mint. Here’s our martini version of this terrific duo.


– 2 oz. vodka

– 2 oz. crème de cacao

– 1 oz. white crème de menthe

– chocolate syrup

– green cookie sprinkles

– 2 chocolate mint patties


Wet rims of chilled glasses with water or spirits and dip into plate of green sprinkles. Squeeze chocolate syrup in any pattern on inside of glasses. Pour vodka, crème de cacao and white crème de menthe into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into the martini glasses. Make a small cut into the mint patties and place on the rim of the martini glasses.



Barbara and Beverly