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

04/03/2014 at 07:03 PM ET

Chocolate Martini

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

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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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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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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