A chocolate raspberry martini is one of my new favorite dessert martinis. After all, chocolate raspberry anything is my favorite combination. I concocted this recipe one night. During the somewhat lock down that we were experiencing due to Covid-19, I was experimenting with different martini recipes each night. If you remember the anxiety, stress, and uncertainty at that time, you understand why I was interested in having a martini each night!
This night in particular, I forfeited dessert. Well, technically, I forfeited cookies, cake, chips – those kinds of dessert. The dessert that I did want was a creamy, chocolate-y martini. Since I had already made chocolate banana martinis and chocolate amaretto martinis previously, I really wanted to try something along those lines, yet different. Additionally, because the chocolate banana and chocolate amaretto martinis were delicious, I didn’t know how I could come up with another martini that would be up to par. But I was up for the challenge!
I was looking through my makeshift liquor cabinet (just a cabinet in my kitchen!) and remembered that I had a bottle of Chambord. Yum! If you don’t know what Chambord is, it’s a raspberry liqueur and it’s deliciously sweet. If you like raspberry flavored things, you will love Chambord. And if you like the flavor of chocolate raspberry, you will LOVE this Chocolate Raspberry Martini. So I had an idea for a Chocolate Raspberry Martini.
What should go into this martini to make it good?
Hmm, what would make a tasty chocolate raspberry martini? Well, it should have vodka to start. Regular vodka or flavored? And if flavored, which one? I could choose from regular, vanilla, or whipped cream vodka. I went with vanilla vodka since it would sweeten the taste.
Next, it needs chocolate. Easy! Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. Done!
If it’s going to have raspberry flavor, it needs Chambord. Okay, now we are getting there…
Should anything else go into this recipe? I could add a creamy substance to it and use Irish Cream, specifically Bailey’s Irish Cream. Done!
Now for the measurements of each ingredient. I wasn’t quite sure, but figured I would start with a ratio of 1:1:1:1 for everything. After, I measured it out and poured each into a shaker that was 2/3 full of ice. After that, I put the top on and shook it up!
How Would It Taste?
As I poured the creamy martini into my glass, I was a little nervous. What if this didn’t taste good? I feared that if it didn’t taste good, I would have wasted all those tasty alcohols! The horror!
One sip and my fears evaporated. My oh my, this was SO GOOD. Like TOO good. It was a really easy martini to make and it tasted delicious. Would I be able to control myself from making this on a regular basis? Only time will tell, I guess…
The only downfall, if any, is that a chocolate raspberry martini does require a few different ingredients. However, the ingredients for this yummy martini can be considered “alcohol staples” for delicious adult drinks! Therefore, my suggestion is to keep your liquor cabinet stocked with these staples and enjoy a tasty, adult dessert. Cheers!!
Chocolate Raspberry Martini
- 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
- 1 oz Chambord
- 1 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 oz Irish Cream
- Fill shaker 2/3 full of ice.
- Measure each ingredient and add to shaker.
- Shake well.
- Pour into martini glass.