Chocolate martinis at home

Chocolate Martinis Recipe

May 17, 2011 by Michelle

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Chocolate martinis at home

Some things become a signature item. My husband has a few of those.

Whenever we want homemade pancakes for breakfast, the wee ones look to him. When adults come over, they’re beginning to look to him for something different.

He’s our martini man. Chocolate martinis, to be specific. They’re pretty much a staple at any party we throw now. Well, except for the Super Bowl, of course. It doesn’t fit so well then.

But yum. Did I mention yum?

This makes the perfect cocktail for two as written, but use the same proportions to scale it up for a crowd. I make this in a pitcher in advance, and stick it in the fridge.

When people come over, we drizzle the chocolate syrup in the martini glasses on demand. Then it’s just a quick shake or stir of the pitcher, and we have happy guests.

The best trick to get the chocolate in the glasses? Instead of moving the syrup around, hold it steady as you drizzle and move and rotate the martini glass instead.

How to Make Chocolate Martinis

This is one of those oh so simple recipes. Just shake and go, right?

Place the half and half, vodka, crème de cacao, and Godiva in a shaker with ice. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker set, use two cups turned with openings facing each other.

The key: just make sure you don’t wedge them too tightly that they won’t come apart. I’ve found that putting them together at an angle works better than anything else.

Line your glass with chocolate syrup to make it look pretty, but use less than you think you’ll need. Gravity helps you more than you anticipate here.

Prep your martini glass with chocolate syrup

Shake the alcohol, and pour immediately into your glass. Serve and enjoy.

When you pour, make sure the ice stays in the shaker and not in your glass. Its purpose is to chill the cocktail further without diluting your drink so you can enjoy it fully.

If there are leftovers, save them. You can make this up to two days in advance if you’re having a party and want to get prep done early. Make sure you cover your pitcher, and you’re set.

Warning: placing them into a “water” bottle is dangerous. Just sayin’!

Chocolate martini in a Camelback? Dangerous!

Where would you serve your chocolate martinis?

Other fun cocktails:

Chocolate Martinis

Chocolate Martinis

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This recipe for chocolate martinis is perfect for any gathering. It's so easy to make at home, and everyone loves the chocolate designs in the glasses.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz half and half
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 3 oz crème de cacao
  • 3 oz Godiva liqueur
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. Line martini glasses with chocolate syrup. You need just a little bit, less than you expect.
  2. Place all but chocolate syrup in a shaker with ice.
  3. Shake for 15-20 seconds, then pour half the mixture into each glass.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes

This makes enough for two cocktails. But if you're making this for a crowd, it scales up easily. Just keep the same ratio. You can make it up ahead of time and stick it in the fridge. Just shake it before you pour.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 4 oz cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 39g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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  • Jaci


    That looks so, so good. I want to make one of those and just skip dinner tonight.

  • judee


    The chocolate martinis look like a lot of fun! I'll be making them for our next party. I'm now following you . I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back. http://www.glutenfreewithjudee.blogspot.com

  • Tara R.


    This recipe sounds deliciously decadent.

  • Susie


    I know what I am serving at my next party:-)

  • Donald


    3 words for you…

    Key lime pie!

    Best martini ever!

  • Not a Perfect Mom


    have you ever had the key lime pie martini?
    my fave!!!

  • Michelle


    Jaci – If you need permission, I'm granting. I drank about a quarter of that camelback for my dinner Tuesday night!

    judee – Aww, you're so sweet. I'm sure they'll be a hit for your next party.

    Tara – Mmmm yep. And fun!

    Susie – Just make sure you invite me, alright? 😉

    Don – Yeah, but Wildfire changed their recipe, and they're SO not good there now. I talked to the manager, and they're trying to rework it, but I'm so sad.

    Holly – I have. Wildfire by us had the best ones ever, and none can compare. I may have to figure out how to do a *good* one for my next trick.

  • Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom


    Mmmm, so you're mixing drinks when we meet up next month, right?! 🙂

  • Michelle


    Steph – Technically, that's my husband's job 😉 But why not!

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