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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.

A martini glass filled Baileys Chocolate Martini, on a marble coaster, with a bottle of Baileys Chocolat next to it.

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)
  • Ice
  • 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.

A glass with Baileys Chocolate Martini and chocolate shavings on top.

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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A martini glass with Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Martini

So, whether you’re a cocktail lover or a newcomer to the world of mixed drinks, the Baileys Martini is a must-try.

Share your Baileys Cocktail experiences in the comments below or on social media.

Cheers to a fun and delicious cocktail adventure!

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A martini glass with Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Martini

Baileys Chocolate Martini

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.
Prep: 2 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 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.


Calories: 642kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 0.03mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 1mg, Sugar: 38g, Iron: 0.01mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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