Three Cheers: Dark, Milk and White Chocolate Martinis for Everyone!

Originally posted 04/03/2014 07:03PM

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In the spirit of a little indulgence amidst all our spring shape-up resolutions, we’re setting our happy-hour-eyes on the most decadent drink of all: the chocolate martini.

Much like sampling a box of chocolates, it’s all about trying out a few different flavor combos until you find that perfect bite — or, in this case, sip. So, we turned to some creative mixologists to create three versions of the popular cocktail, using dark, milk and white chocolates as their base.

The dark chocolate martini, from Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Costa Rica, uses rich creme de cacao for a deep, almost bitter taste — balanced by vanilla vodka, chocolate syrup and Irish cream liqueur.

If it’s creaminess you’re after, get your fix from a hit of white chocolate liqueur in the Hilton Orlando’s Thin Mint Martini, inspired by everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie.

Lastly, the classic Chocolatini comes from the mixologist at Peacock Alley, the historic bar in the Waldorf Astoria New York. The secret ingredient to this creamy drink: hot chocolate mix.

Our motto: There’s always room for dessert … cocktails.

Chocolate Martini
Courtesy Los Sueños Marriott

Dark Chocolate Costa Rican Martini
Makes 1

1 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. dark creme de cacao
1 oz. Irish cream liqueur
¼ oz. chocolate syrup
½ oz. guaro (such as Cacique Guaro)
Mint leaves, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Decorate with mint leaf and chocolate.

Chocolate Martini
Courtesy Hilton Orlando

Thin Mint Martini 
Makes 1

1 oz. chocolate vodka
1 oz. Irish cream liqueur
½ oz. white chocolate liqueur
½ oz. crème de menthe
Mint cookie crumble, for garnish

Shake over ice and strain. Garnish glass with mint cookie crumble.

Chocolate Martini
Courtesy Waldorf Astoria

Chocolatini
Makes 1

1½ oz. chocolate vodka
½ oz. dry curacao
2 oz. hot chocolate mix (not prepared)
Chocolate curls or shavings, for garnish

Add all ingredients to mixing glass and add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate curls or shavings.

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JBond on

Decadent Chocolate Martini

1 shot Effen Vodka
1 shot Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 shot Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur

Drizzle Chocolate syrup in Martini glass. In an iced shaker add the Vodka, and the white and dark chocolate liqueur. Shake till chilled. Pour into martini glass.
Option: Roll rim in vodka then crushed chocolate wafer cookies. Drizzle chocolate syrup. Add martini

This is THE best Chocolate Martini, like an adult milkshake…. Better than the ones above ; )

Melodic Mom on

Dove Chocolate Martini

2 oz of Dove Chocolate Martini Mix
2 oz of Half & Half
1-2 oz of vodka
Shake with ice & serve in Dove chocolate-drizzled martini glass. AMAZING!!!

cynda on

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini
3 oz. Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Heavy Cream
Generous Squirt of Hersheys Syrup
Fill martini shaker 3/4 way with ice. Add all ingredients, shake vigorously. Delish!

Heide M. on

The martinis look and sound tasty. Wish I had a sip.

 
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