Shake up a delicious dessert-inspired martini with Godiva chocolate liqueur. This 5 ingredient chocolate martini is the perfect rich and decadent cocktail.
I love almost any kind of martini cocktail. From the classic espresso martini to a fruity gin martini, these cocktails are easy to make and very delicious to sip on.
This Godiva chocolate martini recipe is no exception! With only five ingredients and five minutes, you can shake up the perfect dessert-inspired martini.
This cocktail would be great to serve after dinner or during the holiday season when you want a little decadence in your life. There's no doubt this martini will be a hit among your family and friends.
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
- Learn why it's important to shake cocktails that use cream-based liqueurs.
- A fun and creative way to garnish the chocolate Godiva martini.
- My secret ingredient for balancing out the sweetness in this cocktail.
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Ingredients You Need
There are only five main ingredients you'll need to make a chocolate Godiva martini, plus some optional ingredients to garnish the cocktail.
- Half and half: We're adding lots of creaminess to this chocolate martini using half and half. You can also use heavy cream if that's all you have on hand; however, the cocktail will taste a bit heavier.
- Godiva chocolate liqueur: This chocolate liqueur is the star of the cocktail. It has a sweet and velvety chocolate flavor. For a variation on this cocktail, try using Godvia's white or dark chocolate liqueur.
- Dark creme de cacao: This ingredient also amps up the chocolate flavor.
- Vodka: Similar to a classic chocolate martini, this recipe uses a bit of vodka. You can use your favorite vodka of choice, including vanilla vodka for a unique twist.
- Orange bitters: This is the secret ingredient that helps round out the whole martini. Bitters, as you may have guessed, add a bitter or sour taste that balances out the sweetness of the chocolate liqueur.
- Chocolate syrup: This ingredient is completely optional but adds a fun touch to the cocktail. We'll use it to swirl inside the martini glass.
- Chocolate bar: Another optional ingredient that will be used to shave some chocolate on top of the cocktail.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for the exact cocktail ingredient measurements.
How To Make This Recipe
Here's a step-by-step photo guide to creating the best Godiva chocolate martini:
First, add half and half, creme de cacao, chocolate liqueur, vodka, and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice.
Next, shake the cocktail until it's nice and chilled, about 15 - 30 seconds.
This cocktail needs to be shaken (not stirred) because of the various cream-based ingredients like half and half and Godiva chocolate liqueur.
Shaking the cocktail ensures that every ingredient is fully incorporated. Since cream ingredients are known for their potential to separate, it's important that they are shaken until incorporated to avoid this.
Additionally, shaking a cocktail helps to aerate the drink and create a velvety/silky texture.
If you want to garnish the cocktail, grab your favorite martini glass along with some chocolate syrup. Starting at the top of the martini glass, squeeze the chocolate syrup and slowly rotate the martini glass.
This will create a swirl of chocolate inside the martini glass. If you would prefer for the chocolate inside the glass not to drip, you'll need to use a thicker chocolate sauce.
Personally, I like the organic drips that the chocolate syrup creates.
Now that the martini glass is prepared, double strain the cocktail using a hawthorne and fine mesh strainer. This technique helps to ensure a silky smooth texture without any ice chips.
Finally, grab a chocolate bar and a peeler. Shave the side of the chocolate bar to make chocolate shavings.
You can sprinkle these chocolate shavings on top of the martini for a fun and extra delicious garnish.
- To chill your martini glass, place it in the freezer for 30 - 45 minutes before serving. This helps the drink stay super cold while you're drinking it. If you don't time for this, you can also fill the glass with ice and water while you're shaking up the cocktail. This won't keep the drink as cold, but it's a great alternative.
- Be sure to shake the cocktail vigorously for at least 15 seconds in order to achieve a foamy, creamy top.
- You can swap out some of the ingredients for a unique twist on this Godiva chocolate martini. You can use vanilla vodka in place of regular vodka. Or try Godiva white or dark chocolate liqueur instead of the traditional version.
A classic chocolate martini is typically made with chocolate liqueur, vodka, creme de cacao, and heavy cream.
To keep your chocolate martini super cold, place the serving glass in the freezer for 30 - 45 minutes before you're ready to make the cocktail. This helps the drink stay super cold while you're drinking it.
There are many other chocolate liqueur brands on the market. While I prefer Godiva for its rich taste and velvety texture, any other variety of chocolate liqueur you can find should work for this recipe.
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Godiva Chocolate Martini (5 Ingredients)
- 2 ounces half and half
- 1 ½ ounces dark creme de cacao
- 1 ½ ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
- ½ ounce vodka
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- chocolate syrup for garnish
- chocolate shavings for garnish
- Add half and half, creme de cacao, chocolate liqueur, vodka, and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice. Shake until well-chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup in a circular pattern inside a chilled martini glass.
- Strain the cocktail using a Hawthorne and mesh strainer into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
Too bad you can't get Godiva chocolate liqueur any longer
Yes, you can! If you have a Total Wine near you, try there 🙂 I've seen it in multiple stores near me!