A Chocolate Martini is a delicious and decadent cocktail that combines the flavors of chocolate and vodka. Here’s a classic recipe for a Chocolate Martini:
- 2 oz (60 ml) chocolate liqueur (such as Crème de Cacao)
- 1.5 oz (45 ml) vanilla vodka
- 1 oz (30 ml) heavy cream or half-and-half
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) chocolate syrup (plus extra for garnish)
- Chill your martini glass by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or filling it with ice and water while you prepare the cocktail. This will help keep the martini cold.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup to the shaker.
- Close the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This will help mix and chill the ingredients.
- Remove the chilled martini glass from the freezer or drain the ice water, and drizzle some chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass.
- Strain the shaken mixture into the prepared martini glass. You can use a fine mesh strainer to remove any ice shards or small ice chips.
- Optionally, you can garnish your Chocolate Martini with a chocolate shaving, chocolate sprinkles, or a maraschino cherry.
- Serve and enjoy!
Feel free to adjust the ingredients and proportions to suit your taste. If you prefer a sweeter martini, you can add more chocolate syrup or use a sweeter chocolate liqueur. Conversely, if you prefer a stronger drink, you can increase the amount of vodka. Enjoy your indulgent Chocolate Martini responsibly!