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Peppermint Chocolate Martini Recipe

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Get ready for Christmas with this peppermint chocolate martini recipe. It’s only three ingredients and so easy to make!

Get ready for Christmas with this chocolate peppermint martini. It's only three ingredients and so easy to make!

Well, Halloween is over which means…it’s basically Christmas. At least for us bloggers, since we have to get content for it out. 😛 One thing that’s difficult about it is getting the ingredients we need for certain things, though. Even though Christmas decorations have been in stores since the beginning of October (or earlier…), getting my hands on, say, peppermint vodka? Very difficult.

In fact, I still haven’t managed it (if it exists). So even though martini’s are generally made with vodka, this one isn’t. Instead, I used Dekuyper’s peppermint liqueur.

Get ready for Christmas with this chocolate peppermint martini. It's only three ingredients and so easy to make!

For this chocolate martini recipe, you can use any kind of chocolate liqueur you like. I really like Godiva’s (ohhh yes, Godiva chocolate liqueur is a real thing), but it’s a bit expensive. So I use Dekuyper’s creme de cocoa. They have two kinds: a clear one and a dark one. The clear one is just regular creme de cocoa. The dark one is more like a brandy, which is good as long as you like brandy. Use whichever one you want.

Chocolate martinis usually call for chocolate milk. If you’ve ever made a cocktail with milk, you know that it’s easy to screw up. If mixed incorrectly, milk will curdle when added to alcohol. For those of you who aren’t skilled in making them mix without curdling, I recommend using chocolate almond milk (you can use the leftovers to make an amazing chocolate oatmeal!) or chocolate coconut milk. Depending on your grocery store, this will either be near the regular milk (in cardboard cartons) or in the organic section. Mine has them in both. (And, in case you’re new to the world of non-dairy milks, I really enjoy the ones made by Simple Truth. It’s also normally the cheapest.)

Get ready for Christmas with this chocolate peppermint martini. It's only three ingredients and so easy to make!

I’ve only ever used almond milk for this, since I prefer it over coconut milk, but either one will work.

If you still prefer to use regular milk, go with full fat. Lower fat milks curdle more easily (and, for the record, they sometimes contain more sugar in order to make up for the taste difference caused by the lack of fat). It’s important to also add the milk first, as well, and then pour the alcohol into it. If you do it the other way around, it’s more likely to curdle.

And, of course, if you really want a vodka martini, you are welcome to add a shot of vodka to the mix. I would recommend getting a flavored one (chocolate, particularly). But I didn’t do that, so you’re on your own if you go that route. 😛

As for the garnish, I used peppermint candies that I crushed. Then I dipped the rim of the glass in water and(leaving it upside-down as you transfer it) dipped it into the peppermint. It actually…didn’t go as planned. The candy rubs off the glass easily and, once wet, will start to stick to the other crushed candies. So I had a huge mess. If you can make it work, though, it adds a nice taste. But the cocktail itself is fine without the garnished rim.

This cocktail is so simple to make and absolutely delicious. If you love chocolate and peppermint, it’s a must-try this season.

Yield: 1

Peppermint Chocolate Martini Recipe

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1 cup chocolate milk (non-dairy preferred - I like almond)
  • 1 shot chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 shot peppermint liqueur
  • crushed peppermint/candy canes, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour the chocolate milk into a martini shaker. Add the liqueurs and shake to combine. (Stirring also works.)
  2. Pour into a glass and serve!

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  • Jennifer
    December 22, 2018

    I wonder how whipped cream vodka would taste in this?

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    December 27, 2017

    Oh my, Sweet heaven! I need to try this heavenly concoction! Pinning for later. Thanks for linking up with me!


  • Robin Means
    December 20, 2017

    Too bad I already finalized my NYE menu or I would have wanted to include this. Looks so yummy!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    December 19, 2017

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    December 18, 2017

    Love a good easy recipe! Comes very handy especially with last minute guests. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary
    December 9, 2017

    Was the count done with regular milk or almond milk?

  • Ginger Wroot
    December 4, 2015

    I Pinned this one! What a festive and pretty cocktail for the holidays! Can’t wait to try it, maybe this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  • Creatively Homespun
    December 1, 2015

    This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!

  • Cindy
    November 30, 2015

    OMG I definitely need to have all these ingredients on hand for the holiday season. These martini’s look fantastic!! I’m featuring you this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

  • Stephanie
    November 25, 2015

    I love Chocolate and Peppermint, such a classic combo. Sounds like a great Holiday drink to have with friends- thanks for sharing!

  • Laurie
    November 22, 2015

    Pinned and tweeted and wishing I were relaxing in front of a crackling fire sipping this! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!