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Baileys Chocolate Martini – chocolate lover’s heaven. A luxurious drink, that combines chocolate liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream in an elegant martini glass. Very quick and easy to make, festive cocktail with a sophisticated look.
An elegant and irresistible, festive cocktail.
I’m a huge fan of martinis and it was about time to share this simple drink with you. Imagine: a reinvented classic martini, made with vodka, chocolate liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream.
Creamy, chocolatey and perfect for a cozy night or any celebration.
Each sip of the Baileys Martini is a journey through rich, velvety smoothness, with the boldness of vodka softened by the sweet, creamy texture of Baileys.
Baileys is a blend of Irish whiskey and cream and has been a beloved liqueur since the 1970s.
Combine this with the martini, a cocktail with roots stretching back to the 19th century, and you have a modern twist on a timeless classic.
Baileys Irish Cream is an Irish whiskey- and cream-based liqueur, made by Gilbeys of Ireland.
It is very popular around Christmas and the holidays.
Use it in cocktails, shots, in coffee or on ice cream.
Baileys contains 17% alcohol/volume.
You could find Baileys in a variety of flavors – like Original, Salted Caramel, Red Velvet Cupcake, Chocolat Luxe (the one I used in this cocktail), Strawberry or Baileys Almande.
How to make Baileys Chocolate Martini
All you need are just a few easy to find ingredients:
- Baileys Irish Cream (I used Chocolate, but most of the time I make the cocktail with Baileys
- Chocolate Liqueur – any kind will work. I usually use Godiva, but Kahlua and and any other brand will work. You can experiment with milk or dark chocolate liqueur.
- Vodka – some recipes suggest vanilla vodka, but I rarely buy this kind and just use regular.
- Chocolate syrup or ganache – I personally never buy chocolate syrup. If I need something like this, I use ganache (homemade) or just melted chocolate.
- Chocolate Shavings (homemade or store bought)
- Shaker and martini (cocktail) glasses
Begin by chilling your martini glasses (optional).
Drizzle chocolate ganache inside the glasses.
Swirl the glass in ganache, to cover the rims.
Then in a shaker, mix Chocolate Baileys, Chocolate Liqueur and vodka over ice. Shake well and strain into the glasses.
Finish with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for that extra touch of luxury.
Recipe tips and FAQs/Variations
- Dessert Pairings: The Baileys Martini pairs beautifully with light desserts like vanilla panna cotta or chocolate truffles.
- Calories: Keep in mind, that this amazing drink, that contains cream, chocolate and liqueur, comes with its calories.
- Can this drink be made in advance? Making the cocktail in advance – I don’t recommend making it in advance, since it only requires 5 minutes to prepare.
- Could you make this cocktail without vodka? You can substitute vodka with other spirits like rum or even whiskey for a different taste profile.
- Is there a dairy-free Baileys alternative? Luckily, yes, there is. Baileys Almande is a dairy-free version made from almond milk, which can be used as a substitute in the recipe.
- Non alcoholic Baileys – there are several brands offering alcohol-free Baileys alternatives, but I have not tried any of them.
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So, whether you’re a cocktail lover or a newcomer to the world of mixed drinks, the Baileys Martini is a must-try.
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Cheers to a fun and delicious cocktail adventure!
Baileys Chocolate Martini
- 4 oz Baileys Irish Cream, I used Chocolate Baileys
- 4 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- 8 oz Vodka
- 4 tbsp chocolate syrup or ganache
- Dark chocolate, such as Lind 70% cocoa for garnishing/shaving.
- Drizzle some ganache inside the glasses and coat the rims.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice, Baileys, Chocolate Liqueur and vodka.
- Shake a few times, then strain Ito the prepared glasses.
- Shave some dark chocolate.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.