There are a number of Chocolate Raspberry Martini recipes out there. I’ve included two here. One of them is clear in color, and has just two ingredients. The other adds some color, plus a touch of Tia Maria or any other coffee liqueur of your choice.
Both versions taste fantastic. I prefer the first one because that touch of coffee bitterness adds a nice contrast to the sweetness of the raspberry. I also can’t get past the idea that a “chocolate raspberry martini” ought to be brown or reddish in color, not clear. That’s just silly, of course. The clear version is very tasty, and a bit less sweet than the first version.
The cream is another difference between the two. It adds a richness to the first version, especially if you use a full-fat cream or at least half-and-half (for those outside the US, half-and-half is equal parts whole milk and heavy cream).
The first version of this one has more or less the strength of a typical cocktail. But the second version is pure alcohol – flavored vodka with a fairly strong liqueur – and that makes it a rather strong drink, very nice for savoring on a night in.
You can garnish this one in a few ways: put a few fresh raspberries in it, sprinkle cocoa powder across the surface, put a chocolate kiss or two in it, or any combination of the above. You can also rim the glass with sweetened cocoa powder. I prefer to just skewer some raspberries and lay them across the top. It looks elegant and clean.
This amazing cocktail blends the flavors of espresso, raspberry, chocolate and cream. It's rich and deep, with a taste like mocha coffee with a shot of raspberry syrup. It's sweet enough to replace dessert, and delicious anytime.
- 1 ounce raspberry vodka
- 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
- 1 ounce cream
- 1/2 ounce Tia Maria
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes.
- Pour in the ingredients and shake until chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
- Garnish with raspberries and/or chocolate.
And for the second variation…
Chocolate Raspberry Martini Recipe #2
- 1 1/2 ounces raspberry vodka
- 1 ounce white creme de cacao
Chill your ingredients beforehand. Pour them into a chilled martini glass and stir.