The Ultimate Chocolate Martini // Video

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 Galentine’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 a Chocolate Martini

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

To make your Chocolate Martini, you will need the following ingredients:

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

To make your Chocolate Martini:

  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.

The Ultimate Chocolate Martini

sip on this treat! the ultimate chocolate martini
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 martini
Calories 10 kcal


  • 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: 0gCalories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgSugar: 0g
Keyword drinks, martini
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34 comments on “The Ultimate Chocolate Martini // Video”

  1. Sign me up for two of these beauties! I think they may just be my new favorite way to get MY dairy!! Yum!!

  2. Oh boy. This martini has my name written all over it. YUM!

  3. What a creamy drink and a great give away!

  4. Pretty sure this may be on my happy hour list for tonight! I love chocolate martinis, and this looks incredible!

  5. Oh I am definitely pinning this one to my Drinks… know you need a drink.. Pinterest board.

  6. Cheers for the weekend, looks delicious! 🙂

  7. Is it wrong to have this before lunch? It has dairy in it so it can be a breakfast food, right? Definitely have to try this. Looks perfect for a chocolate lover.

  8. This looks so decadent and wonderful, I’ll take two!

  9. I’m not sure what I think of this drink, but I am willing to try it. It does include chocolate! I love cheese and love snacking on it daily!

  10. Chocolate martinis are my favorite type of martini!! Can’t wait to try this recipe. In fact, why wait?? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! 😉

  11. Looks delicious!

  12. Ice cream is my favorite way to eat dairy 😉 Love this martini!

  13. I think I’ll take two ; ) Cheers.

  14. Now we are talking!

  15. Oh now that’s a drink and that might also be the only way to get me to drink milk products.

  16. Oh dessert martini’s are my FAV! Talk about a way to indulge 🙂

  17. This looks like heaven. Thank you for the recipe, can’t wait to try this for my husband and I this weekend.

  18. If I ever have a martini again…it’s definitely going to be a chocolate one!

  19. I think you are my new best friend! A chocolate martini! Combining two of my favorites in one. That’s awesome.

  20. This recipe…. what do I think of this recipe? I LOVE IT! I wish I could have one now!

  21. OK – Where do I sign up for a punch bowl of this?! No, where?! Chocolate and booze… We need to be friends!

  22. I’ve never had a chocolate martini before. I’d like to have one now!

  23. I’ve never made chocolate martini’s at home, but you are inspiring me to try!

  24. Oh heck to the yes. This is drool worthy. I love the photos.

  25. I need this martini – like ASAP 🙂 Looks absolutely divine!

  26. This is pure decadence. I’m a sucker for chocolate anything so this would be hard to resist. Love how you have the top swirl going on there too!

  27. Pure decadence! I would totally have one of these for dessert….yum!

  28. I cannot think of a better way to end a long week than with this indulgent cocktail!

  29. Fabulous! What a great dessert!

  30. This chocolate martini looks amazing!!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  31. Gorgeous looking cocktail! It sounds so delicious too. Can’t wait to try these, everyone will love them.

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