Best Chocolate Martini recipe
The Chocolate Martini is a shaken cocktail, whose recipe only requires three ingredients in a 1:1:1 ratio. Easy to prepare, but hard to resist, this cocktail is perfect when you’re short on time and want to leave your guests with a bang.
Crème de Cacao vs Chocolate Liqueur
Both utterly delicious but very different, a Crème de Cacao is a flavoured liqueur made from cacao beans with vanilla notes while a chocolate liqueur is more of a syrup, much sweeter and often used as a sweet chocolate hit in coffee drinks or mocha Martinis.
Where does this cocktail come from?
The Chocolate Martini is a Martini in name only, much like the Pornstar Martini and the Espresso Martini, but is nonetheless delicious. It’s said that it was invented by two actors, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, who both had a passion for chocolate and the Martini. One night while filming Giant in 1955, they decided to add chocolate liqueur and syrup to a Vodka Martini. Hence the Chocolate Martini was born, and it’s been a staple dessert cocktail ever since.
When is the best time to enjoy a Chocolate Martini ?
Chocolate martinis are the epitome of after-dinner cocktails, as they make a perfect dessert. They can be adapted to anyone’s taste, for example using white chocolate liqueur for a milk chocolate version.
Chocolate Martinis are also Valentine’s Day favorites, alongside Champagne and berry cocktails. The richness and warmth of chocolate also make this drink one of the best Christmas cocktails to enjoy during the festive season.