Sparkling Chocolate Martini


For people who prefer their martinis crisp, clear, and unsullied by milk or chocolate sauce! Use a premium vodka for best results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 martinis


  • 3 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers creme de cacao

  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers vodka

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vanilla-flavored vodka

  • 1 cup crushed ice, divided

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, or as needed

  • 1 wedge orange


  1. Combine creme de cacao, vodka, and vanilla-flavored vodka in a cocktail shaker. Secure lid on shaker and shake vigorously.

  2. Spread sugar onto a flat plate wider than your martini glasses. Run the orange wedge along the lip of each martini glass to assure it's moistened all the way around; dip martini glasses in sugar to coat.

  3. Divide remaining ice between the martini glasses. Strain the cocktail into the glasses.

Cook's Notes:

Creme de cacao comes in clear or dark. The first looks more 'sparkly,' and the second looks more 'chocolate-y.' They taste the same, so it just depends on your visual preferences!

Garnish finished martinis with small candy canes or a chocolate candy.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the sugar and the orange used to rim the glasses. The actual amount of the sugar consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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