Ooh La La…Just for Christmas! Chocolate Martinis

Chocolate Martini

‘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 a chocolate martini. 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 a 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 & Beverly