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Chocolate Cherry Martini

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  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 1
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A fun martini for the holidays that tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry!
by: Macheesmo
Updated Apr 11, 2017
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  • 2 oz chocolate vodka
  • 1 oz cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz cherry syrup
  • 1/2 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz half-and-half
  • 1 oz milk chocolate, melted (garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon milk or half-and-half (garnish)
  • 3 whole Maraschino cherries (garnish)


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