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Chocolate Cherry Martini

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Chocolate Cherry Martini
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1
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Chocolate Cherry Martini

A fun martini for the holidays that tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry!

Ingredients

2
ounces chocolate vodka
1
ounce cherry liqueur
1/2
ounce cherry syrup
1/2
ounce creme de cacao
1
ounce half-and-half
1
ounce milk chocolate, melted (garnish)
1
tablespoon milk or half-and-half (garnish)
3
whole Maraschino cherries (garnish)

Directions

  • 1 To make chocolate covered cherries, gently melt chocolate with milk over a double boiler or in the microwave. If you use the microwave, cook it in 15 second increments until it's just melted.
  • 2 Pour chocolate over cherries, coating them well. Let them cool or stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
  • 3 Add ice and water to a large martini glass to chill it.
  • 4 In a cocktail shaker, mix together all other ingredients with ice.
  • 5 Shake for a minute to mix and chill the drink.
  • 6 Dump out ice water from martini glass and strain martini into chilled glass.
  • 7 Garnish with chocolate cherries and drink immediately!
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

As prepared by Macheesmo,

One of my fondest and most clear memories of the holidays during my childhood are those boxes of chocolate-covered cherries.


I’m sure you’ve seen them.  They are small cherries, surrounded by chocolate, filled with some sort of thick syrup that sends children into instant sugar-hyper-mode.

As a child, I would eat a box in one sitting and then not sleep for two days.

Now that I’m an adult, I prefer to take in those flavors in a slightly different form:  booze.  This chocolate-covered cherry martini tastes almost exactly like those childhood chocolates, but it’s also potent enough to lead to a very jolly adult Christmas.

Before we get to the martini, which is pretty straightforward to make, I wanted to also make my own chocolate covered cherries as a garnish.

You could definitely use the store-bought ones, but these aren’t quite as sweet and are slightly more grown up.

Basically, just melt some milk chocolate and a small amount of milk or half and half over a double boiler.  You can also zap it in the microwave in 15 second increments until it’s melted.

Next, drizzle your melted chocolate over a few maraschino cherries!

chocolate-covered cherries garnish

Once the cherries are coated, I like to stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden completely.

These are some addictive garnishes!

chocolate covered cherry recipe

Now onto the martini.

One of the most important things about making a good martini is ensuring that your glass is nice and cold.  A lot of heat can transfer from a warm glass, and your drink will warm up a lot faster if you don’t chill it.

If you have fridge space, you can definitely store the glasses for a bit to chill them down, but I also add some ice water to my martini glass as I make the martini to help chill the glass down really quickly.

chilling a martini glass

To make the martini, add a few handfuls of ice to a shaker and add in all the ingredients!

That means the chocolate vodka.

chocolate vodka pour

Followed by the cherry liqueur and crème de cacao (you could also use a cherry vodka if you want).

creme de cacao pour

Followed by a small dose of cherry syrup or grenadine.  Watch out!  This stuff is sweet.  You don’t want to over-do it.

cherry liqueur pour

The final ingredient is about an ounce of half and half, which will completely smooth out the drink and make it really rich and delicious.

half and half for martini

Shake this all together until it’s really cold and then strain it into your chilled martini glass.

cherry and chocolate martini pour

The color on this drink is outstanding, and serving it with a few chocolate covered cherries makes it a real treat.

chocolate covered cherry martini recipe

One thing I probably don’t have to tell you is that this guy, while fun, is pretty potent.  Have one or two of these, and you should probably find yourself a designated driver!



Nick almost always likes to drink his dessert.  It just seems like the right thing to do during the holidays.  Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him from his Tablespoon profile.
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