Conversation hearts, truffles galore and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates — these are the symbols of Valentine’s Day for many lovers around the world. So chocolate lovers, rejoice! The partnership of spirits and chocolate is a match made in heaven, and I’m here to help you create a divine chocolate cocktail for that special someone in your life.
I’ve decided to take Cupid’s happy day to a new level with a list of oh-so-tempting chocolate martini recipes to help you take full advantage of Valentine’s Day. Grab a friend, a loved one or both, and celebrate St. Valentine with one (or more) of these delicious concoctions.
This martini’s chocolate flavor comes across subtly at the end of each tasty sip. Sweet cherries, smooth vanilla and a pop of chocolate make for a delicious combination that’s sure to please.
Tools: Shaker, muddler, barspoon
Glass: Martini or Coupe, chilled
Extras: Cherries for garnish (I recommend Toschi’s Black Sour Cherries)
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 6 ounces vodka
- 1-1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup or use Torani’s vanilla syrup
- 6 black cherries
- 3-4 barspoons of cherry juice
- Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
- Place vanilla syrup, cherries and cherry juice into shaker (no ice).
- Gently muddle the cherries enough to break cherries into bits and release flavor.
- Add vodka and ice to shaker and shake it. You should shake for at least 20 seconds.
- Strain contents into chilled glass. Top each cocktail with two drops of bitters only as the flavor goes a long way!
- Using barspoon, swirl bitters into cocktail.
2. 9-1/2 Weeks Chocolate Strawberry Martini
Flavored like chocolate-dipped strawberries and whipped cream, this the perfect cocktail for couples looking to add a sweet treat to their Valentine’s Day menu.
Need more menu ideas to treat your sweetie? Check out our Valentine’s Day dinner for two on a budget!
3. Chocolate Raspberry-Tini
Source: I’m Bored, Let’s Go
If you’re more of a raspberry lover than a strawberry lover, this cocktail is perfect for you. Mixing Chambord (raspberry liqueur) with a little vodka and chocolate will ignite your Valentine’s Day evening. Oh-la-berry!
4. Best Chocolate Martini Ever
Source: Jo-Lynne Shane
With just 10 minutes at your stove and some great ingredients, you’ll be ready to wow your friends and loved ones with the intense flavor of chocolate — lots of chocolate! This make-ahead recipe allows you to shake it up any time you’re in the mood for a little chocolate decadence.
5. Cake Batter Martini
Source: How Sweet It Is
Don’t let the name fool you, this cocktail has plenty of chocolate flavor. It’s loaded with fun and has “night with my girlfriends” written all over it, so if you’re going out with your gal-pals to celebrate Valentine’s Day, this is your ticket!
6. Andes® Mint Martini
Source: Real Housemoms
This minty, creamy, delicious, and easy recipe will hit the spot if you love that magical partnership of chocolate + mint. Made with a classic original — Andes® Mints — you’ll be in love at first sip.
7. Mississippi Mudtini
Source: Snappy Gourmet
If you’re looking for the flavors associated with cozying up to a campsite fire with a loved one snuggled next to you, this drink is for you! Combining the childhood flavors of marshmallows, chocolate, and nuts never felt so grown up!
8. Chocolate Banana Martini
Source: Food Viva
Chocolate-covered frozen bananas, you know you love that flavor. This cocktail brings you a sweet and creamy concoction with some vodka, banana liqueur, and chocolate that’s better than a banana split!
9. White Chocolate Mocha Martini
Source: Will Cook for Smiles
If I’m going to provide chocolate martini recipes, how on earth could I leave out a white chocolate version? This delicious cocktail takes advantage of Godiva’s White Chocolate liqueur and with a few more simple ingredients (like coffee!) you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be asking for another!