The classic vodka martini made its debut into American social culture in the early 1990s, and variations of its recipe now reach the thousands. The vodka martini can be made in a variety of flavors and concoctions, but the ultimate chocolate lover can delight in this sumptuous treat: the Chocolate Martini. The Chocolate Martini itself has many different recipes, but bartenders across the nation will agree that the key ingredient to the best chocolate martini is the use of Godiva chocolate liqueur.
Godiva chocolate liqueur is available in milk, dark, and white chocolate varieties, and offers a delicious combination of pure liqueur and exquisite Godiva taste. Add this to the martini recipe below, and you will experience on of the best Chocolate Martinis to date!
The Chocolate Martini can be trimmed with Hershey’s kisses crumbled around the rim, fresh chocolate syrup drizzled inside the martini glass before pouring, and also dipped into fresh melted chocolate to dry around the rim. Chocolate curls, a dusting of cocoa powder, and a maraschino cherry will finish off your work of art, and ensure that you will create a signature martini for you and your guests to remember!
For those who are interested in a non-alcoholic version, the chocolate ‘martini’ can be imitated without the liquer and served as a tasty dessert drink or treat for youngsters. Use your imagination for ideas on expanding on the Chocolate Martini, but in the meantime, here are the secrets to the best Chocolate Martini you have ever tasted:
Heavenly Chocolate Martini
1 oz GodivaÃ?Â® chocolate liqueur
1 oz GodivaÃ?Â® white chocolate liqueur
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz Bailey’sÃ?Â® Irish cream
1 oz vodka
2 oz half-and-half
Pour all of the above ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well, and pour into 2 chilled martini glasses drizzled with chocolate syrup.
For a Chocolate Orange martini, add Ã?Â½ oz. orange liquer; for a Chocolate Raspberry Martini, add Ã?Â½ oz. raspberry liqueur; for a Chocolate Coconut Martini, add Ã?Â½ oz. Malibu Rum
Non-alcoholic Chocolate Dessert ‘Martini’
2 ounces of melted Godiva dark chocolate
1-1/2 ounces non-alcoholic champagne
1 ounce ‘Half-and-Half’ cream
Ã?Â¼ tsp. vanilla
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain or pour into the chilled cocktail glass.
Whether you’re looking to impress a date, hosting a cocktail party, entertaining guests after dinner, or just need a treat at the end of a rough week, the Chocolate Martini is a great opportunity to experience an ultimate indulgence. Godiva chocolate combined with top martini ingredients will help you create a signature drink that won’t disappoint!