Baileys Chocolate Martini

This Baileys Chocolate Martini recipe is a smooth, silky, chocolatey drink that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Baileys chocolate martini with Baileys Irish cream in the background.

This Baileys Chocolate Martini makes a delicious dessert cocktail. It’s rich, smooth, and chocolatey, and with a rim of chocolate shavings, it’s like eating an alcoholic candy bar. And if that doesn’t sound delectable enough, this martini only calls for three ingredients: vodka, chocolate liqueur, and, of course, Baileys Irish Cream.

Baileys Irish Cream is a staple ingredient in many popular cocktails. You will see it used in White Russians, Mudslides, and even Irish Coffee. However, in my opinion, it doesn’t get more classic than a Baileys Chocolate Martini! Chocolatey delights find their match in this Irish cream liqueur. If you are a fan of all things martini, you should also try my Sour Apple Martini, Espresso Martini, and Caramel Apple Martini!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • We love Baileys Irish Cream for its creamy, luscious texture that adds a velvety richness to this drink.
  • This recipe has a well-balanced sweetness that isn’t overly sugary.
  • This drink is great for Valentine’s Day!
  • We can have an after dinner drink and dessert all at the same time!

Recipe Ingredients

A glass of Baileys Chocolate Martini and chocolate shavings inside a glass on a table.
  • Vodka: Vodka provides a neutral base, adding alcoholic content without overpowering the drink’s flavor to ensure a balanced cocktail.
  • Chocolate Liqueur: Chocolate liqueur imparts a rich, chocolatey taste, enhancing the drink’s indulgence and sweetness.
  • Baileys Irish Cream: Baileys contributes creamy, sweet, and slightly nutty notes to your dessert martini and creates a velvety texture and a distinctive Irish cream flavor.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations

  • Minty Elegance: Infuse the martini with a hint of mint liqueur. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf for a refreshing aroma and taste.
  • Salted Caramel Twist: Incorporate salted caramel into the mix. Dust with cocoa powder for an extra layer of richness.
  • Vanilla Essence: Use vanilla vodka instead of regular vodka to introduce a subtle, aromatic sweetness that elevates the cocktail’s overall flavor.

How to Make a Baileys Chocolate Martini

Step #1: In a martini shaker with ice, add in vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, and chocolate liquor.

Step #2: Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.

Step #3: Strain through a strainer into your favorite cocktail glass and enjoy!

Step #4: For an added touch of luxury, rim your glass with chocolate shavings. Finely chop your favorite chocolate, then coat the rim with a sticky substance like simple syrup or chocolate syrup, ensuring the shavings will stick.

Step #5: (Optional): Get creative with the chocolate shavings garnish. Use a fine grater or vegetable peeler for a professional touch and sprinkle them evenly on top of the martini.

Two glasses of Baileys Chocolate Martini with chocolate shavings on the rim.

Expert Tips

  • Chill Your Glassware: Place your martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving to ensure your Baileys Chocolate Martini stays refreshingly cold. Additionally, you can drizzle chocolate sauce inside the glass before pouring to enhance your presentation.
A glass of Baileys Chocolate Martini and a glass of chocolate shavings on a table.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chocolate martini made of?

A chocolate martini is typically made with vodka, chocolate liqueur, and Baileys Irish Cream, often garnished with chocolate shavings.

What is Bailey’s best mixed with?

Bailey’s pair wonderfully with coffee, hot chocolate, or cocktails like Mudslides and White Russians.

Can you make a non-alcoholic Baileys Chocolate Martini?

Absolutely! You can create a non-alcoholic version of a Baileys Chocolate Martini by substituting non-alcoholic chocolate liqueur and omitting the vodka.

What can I substitute for chocolate liqueur?

We recommend chocolate liqueur, but if you want you can use crème de cacao instead of chocolate liqueur.

What type of chocolate liqueur should I use?

For this dessert martini, you can use any chocolate liqueur, however, I would recommend the Godiva chocolate liqueur.

Storage Info

Baileys Chocolate Martini is best enjoyed immediately for the freshest taste. The Baileys bottle typically has a long shelf life due to its alcohol content, usually remaining good for years when stored in a cool, dark place.

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A glass of Baileys Chocolate Martini, a bottle of Baileys, and a glass with chocolate shavings on a table.

Baileys Chocolate Martini Recipe

This Baileys Chocolate Martini recipe is a smooth, silky, chocolatey drink that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
4.8 from 11 votes
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Course: Beverages, Cocktail
Cuisine: American, European, Irish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate Shavings - optional garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, and chocolate liquor.
  • Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Pour through a strainer into your favorite cocktail glass and enjoy!
  • For an added touch of luxury, rim your glass with chocolate shavings. Finely chop your favorite chocolate, then coat the rim with a sticky substance like simple syrup or chocolate syrup, ensuring the shavings will stick.
  • (Optional): Get creative with the chocolate shavings garnish. Use a fine grater or vegetable peeler for a professional touch and sprinkle them evenly on the top of the martini.

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NOTES

Storage Info:
Baileys Chocolate Martini is best enjoyed immediately for the freshest taste. The Baileys bottle typically has a long shelf life due to its alcohol content, usually remaining good for years when stored in a cool, dark place.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Sugar: 28g

Enjoy Responsibly. This post and recipe are intended for those of legal drinking age.

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