The Chocolate Raspberry Martini features raspberry vodka plus a touch of Tia Maria or any other coffee liqueur of your choice. That touch of coffee bitterness adds a nice contrast to the sweetness of the raspberry.
Part of what makes this drink special is the cream. It adds a richness to the drink, 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).
It’s a rich, delicious drink that can actually substitute for dessert. It’s great for a romantic evening, but it also makes a wonderful nightcap anytime.
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.