Chocolate and booze? Say no more! When it comes to the best dessert martini recipes, this Chocolate Martini is sure to be at the top of your favorites list. A sweet twist on the sophisticated martini, this dessert drink is easy to make and enjoy.
If dessert cocktails aren’t usually your go-to drink, this sweet and boozy martini recipe is sure to convert you! It’s rich, creamy, and bursting with chocolate flavor. This chocolate dessert martini is the perfect after-dinner drink. It combines two creamy, sweet liquors with a bit of vodka. For another chocolate martini delight, try this Peanut Butter Cup Martini.
Keep reading if you’ve been wondering what goes in this dessert martini! The ingredients are simple: this recipe uses equal parts vodka, chocolate liqueur, and Baileys Irish cream.
- Baileys Irish Cream. There are other brands out there, but Baileys is a tried and true classic.
- A couple of ounces of vodka. Like other vodka martinis, you will want to use good quality vodka for this recipe. See my recommendation below.
- A couple more ounces of chocolate liqueur.
- Chocolate sauce and some yummy shaved chocolate for garnish.
Best Vodka For a Martini
A vodka martini is a perfect way to show off premium vodka. Often times the vodka you choose will either make or break the taste of the cocktail. We recommend using the best vodka you have. If you are purchasing vodka for this recipe, we recommend Belvedere or Grey Goose for a top tier. Titos would be a good mid-level option.
How to Make a Chocolate Martini
We love that this indulgent martini follows an easy-to-remember ratio of all three ingredients, making it a cocktail you can make without needing a recipe. It’s easy to multiply, and the chocolate-drizzled glass is sure to impress your guests. For the full recipe and measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Garnish. Drizzle your chilled martini glass with chocolate sauce.
- Mix. Add ingredients into a shaker and shake, shake, shake!
- Pour. Strain into your prepared martini glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Our chocolate dessert martini is made with equal parts vodka, chocolate liquor, and Baileys Irish cream.
Chocolate liqueur is an alcohol flavored like chocolate. Some examples you could use for this recipe include Creme de Cacao or Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur.
How to Serve
Serve your martini in a chilled martini or coupe glass. We love the extra flair a garnished chocolate rim, and chocolate drizzle adds to the drink! Before preparing the cocktail, dip the rim of the martini glass in some chocolate and drizzle the chocolate inside the glass. Strain the cocktail into a prepared glass and top it with chocolate shavings. To make really beautiful curls, gently use a vegetable peeler on a long chocolate bar.
Want the perfect chocolate swirl for your martini glass? Using a squeeze bottle with chocolate in it, start from the bottom of the glass and start squeezing the chocolate and leave some at the bottom of the glass. While holding the martini glass, swirl upward and around until you reach the top. After practicing a few times, you’ll be a chocolate-swirling pro!
If you make this Martini, comment below and let us know your thoughts!
- 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz chocolate liqueur
- chocolate sauce
- chocolate shavings see note