This Chocolate Martini recipe is one of our favorite ways to celebrate special occasions. Just measure, shake and pour!

Two Chocolate Martinis in tall martini glasses swirled with chocolate on the inside.

There is nothing that says a special occasion like chocolate.

And why not step out of the box this year and celebrate with an easy Chocolate Martini recipe?

Our recipe is so smooth, it almost tastes like chocolate milk with a little kick. This recipe has been in our house for a while, and these dessert martinis are always a hit whenever they are served.

There are a lot of Chocolate Martini recipes out there. What makes this one special?

I’m pretty particular about my martinis, and I’ve seen so many chocolate martini recipes that have Irish Cream in them. Not this one. I’m a purist, so no Irish Cream in a chocolate martini for me.

But that’s not to say I don’t love Irish Cream, just not in this cocktail. If you are looking for a martini with chocolate and Irish Cream in them, we have some great ones to try.

This Mint Chocolate Irish Cream Cocktail is an easy sipper, you can cozy up by the fire with an Irish Cream Scotchie, or grab some fresh raspberries and make a Chocolate Raspberry Martini.

No matter the season or what strikes your fancy, we have something for everyone. 

Close up image of Chocolate Martini recipe in a glass with chocolate swirls.

What ingredients do you need for this chocolate martini recipe?

Before you make this drink, check your liqueur cabinet to make sure you have chocolate liqueur, Créme de Cocoa liqueur and vanilla vodka. Check your fridge and make sure you have some milk and chocolate sauce too!

The ingredient list is short which makes it seem like a pretty straight forward recipe, but getting the proportions right took a little perfecting.

Not that is was a tough job, but someone had to do it! 

Does it matter if I use dark or light Créme de Cocoa for this chocolate cocktail?

Not at all! it is completely a matter of personal preference. The tastes of dark and light créme de cocoa are the same, but the color of your drink with be a little darker if you use the dark-colored liqueur. 

What’s the secret to a great chocolate martini?

The secret ingredient in this drink is definitely the vanilla vodka. There isn’t a large quantity of vanilla vodka but just enough to make a difference – the smoothness that the vanilla flavor adds to the chocolate is amazing.

So please, please promise me you will use vanilla vodka, it’s definitely a drink changer. 

Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle the next time you’re at the liquor store! You won’t regret it. 

Can I make this recipe into a batch cocktail?

Yes! After all, who likes to drink a chocolate martini alone? These cocktails pretty much have party written all over them. We have several different shakers that we love, this one is large enough to make 5. 

Don’t forget the swirl! It’s the little details that make such a difference and make it such a pretty drink. But it’s not hard, these mini-bottles make adding the chocolate swirl a snap! Try it for yourself and see!

Clear shaker pouring chocolate martini recipe into tall glass with chocolate swirls.

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Chocolate Martini recipe being poured into a tall martini glass with chocolate swirls for garnish.

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Chocolate Martini Recipe

Chocolate Martini Recipe

A smooth Chocolate Martini recipe made with Godiva Liqueur and Vanilla Vodka.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces Créme de Cocoa
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 2 1/2 ounces milk
  • Hershey's Syrup for glass


Fill a martini shaker half full with ice and add the Godiva Liqueur, Creme de Cocoa, vanilla vodka and milk. Shake vigorously.

Swirl the inside of the martini glass with the Hershey's syrup and then strain the chocolate martini into the glass.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1190 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 256mg Carbohydrates: 240g Fiber: 16g Sugar: 164g Protein: 17g