Like Chocolate Milk for adults, this rich and creamy Chocolate Martini is the BEST cocktail recipe ever made. So simple to make in just a minute, you’re going to want to shake this one up at every party and happy hour gathering.

Two martini glasses with chocolate martinis in them and a crystal cocktail shaker in the background.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I am so seriously excited to “reshare” this recipe with all of you.  This easy Chocolate Martini recipe is hands down my FAVORITE cocktail ever.  It’s rich, creamy, chocolate-y perfection in a fancy pants glass.  I made this one back in 2014 and this recipe just got a completely new look with a fun video and new pics….it was waaaaay overdue.


Just in time for Valentine’s day….ladies, if your guy hasn’t put a ring on it yet this will surely sway him in that general direction.  I can’t guarantee he’ll run off to Tiffany’s but maybe if you pair Meghan Markle’s roast chicken with this Chocolate Martini you’ll be engaged by Easter.  Fingers crossed.

This easy cocktail is based off of one my husband and I used to throw back, like literally, chug like animals….at a restaurant near us.  The bartender totally nailed the recipe and started everything off with creamy Godiva chocolate liquor.  So, you could call it a Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe but I don’t really know what is totally in that official recipe so this is all mine. 

Chocolate Martini being poured into a martini glass with chocolate sauce swirled in the glass.

How To Make It

Making the best Chocolate Martini is so simple to do.  You only need a few ingredients to get you started. 

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Godiva Chocolate Liquor or other chocolate liquor
  • Creme de Cacao
  • Vodka
  • Half and Half
  • Chocolate Syrup, optional

To make it:

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the chocolate liquor, creme de cacao, vodka and half and half.
  3. Shake for about 20 seconds to blend the ingredients.
  4. Line a glass with chocolate syrup.
  5. Pour your chocolate martini in a glass.

Three chocolate martinis lined in a row on a marble platter.

Is Creme de Cacao and Chocolate Liquor the same thing?

So, short answer….yes. Creme de Cacao is a chocolate flavored liquor made from the cacao bean and has a slight vanilla flavor to it.  It’s clear in color whereas chocolate liquor has a creamy consistency and comes in both cocoa (brown) and white chocolate (white) flavors.

If you want to make a White Chocolate Martini, I would suggest using the white chocolate liquor and the creme de cacao. If you can’t find creme de cacao, you can substitute with Kahlua and have very similar tasting results.

We absolutely LOVE this Ultimate Chocolate Martini recipe. It’s quick and simple and doubles as a dessert in a glass.  It’s definitely a hit with everyone I serve it to.

Chocolate martini on a marble platter with chocolate squares around it.

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Close up of chocolate martini.


Three chocolate martinis lined in a row on a marble platter.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Martini

sip on this treat! the ultimate chocolate martini
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  • 1 shot chocolate liqueur
  • 1 shot creme de cacao
  • 1/2 shot vodka
  • 1 1/2 shots half and half
  • chocolate syrup, for drizzling
  • ice


  • Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Pour the chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, vodka and half and half over the ice and replace the lid. Drizzle the inside of a martini glass with chocolate syrup. Shake the ice in the shaker thoroughly and pour the cocktail into the glass.
  • Serve immediately.

Serving: 0g, Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 0mg, Sugar: 0g