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If you’re looking for a tasty nightcap, this creamy Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini will leave you dreaming sweet dreams! Made with chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, vodka, and a touch of salted caramel, this easy yet sophisticated cocktail will have everyone asking for one of their own.
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Another Friday, another holiday cocktail.
This week, we’re doing it up classy – a la James Bond, but in the snow.
Is it wrong that I just had a mental image of Sean Connery (the best Bond…fight me) dressed in a well-tailored Santa suit, sipping one of these chocolate martinis?
Shaken, not stirred.
JUST TAKE ME TO THE SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE MARTINI ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy chocolate martini recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
Admittedly, I’m not really a fan of vodka.
I know what you’re gonna say.
It’s ubiquitous. It’s versatile. It works in just about any and all cocktails.
Personally, I think it mostly tastes like rubbing alcohol.
But in a lovely dessert cocktail like this Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini? For that, I’ll make an exception.
The variation in the world of martinis is crazy, but classic martinis are actually made with gin and vermouth.
Gin and chocolate aren’t exactly flavor friends, so adding vodka for that extra kick works here.
This chocolate martini makes for a fantastic dessert cocktail! It’s fairly sweet and pretty heavy, so drinking it with dinner might be too much.
After dinner or at a cocktail party, though – that’s where these tasty sips really shine.
Plus, oh my they’re so pretty!
For the perfect caramel glass drizzle, opt for some warmed dulce de leche instead of that ice cream caramel sauce. It’s thicker and won’t drip down the glass while you shake your cocktails.
How To Make a Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini
Cocktails like this chocolate martini are super easy to throw together! You literally shake everything up in a cocktail shaker with some ice and strain it into your (gorgeous Joy Jolt) martini glass.
I used Torani Salted Caramel Syrup (something I love in my morning coffee) to give my martinis that warm caramel flavor. There are many different kinds of alcohol and flavors that you can also mix with the required chocolate liqueur:
- Irish cream (I love to use a salted caramel flavored one for extra punch)
- Coffee liqueur
- Creme de cacao or creme de menthe
- Chocolate syrup
- Flavored vodkas (vanilla, caramel, chocolate…)
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini
- 2 ounces chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce Irish cream
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- Splash Torani Salted Caramel syrup
- Dulce de leche or caramel sauce for garnish
- Chocolate sprinkles for garnish
- Rub the rim of a martini glass in caramel then chocolate flake sprinkles. Drizzle a swirl of caramel in glass.
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of crushed ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and strain into the prepared martini glass.
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