Chocolate Martini Cocktail

Chocolate Martini Cocktail
Signe Birck
  • Yield: 1 servings


European-Style Hot Chocolate
8cups whole milk
2/3cup heavy cream
3tablespoons sugar
1pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Chocolate Martini
2ounces chilled European-style hot chocolate
2ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
2ounces vodka
4 to 5 ice cubes


Hot Chocolate:

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk, cream, and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  2. When the mixture boils, immediately remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chocolate to the hot milk mixture, whisking until the chocolate melts and the hot chocolate is smooth. Whisk in the vanilla.
  4. Allow to chill.

Chocolate Martini:

  1. Pour the chilled hot chocolate, Baileys, and vodka into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour the iced martini through a strainer into a martini glass and serve.

Note: For presentation with style, drizzle melted chocolate into the cool glass. Let set a few minutes before pouring in the martini.

Recipe from Chocopologie by Fritz Knipschildt with Mary Goodbody (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)