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Chocolate Peppermint Martini

This chocolate peppermint martini is the perfect Christmas cocktail! Make for your holiday gatherings or for a tasty cocktail with Christmas dinner.
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 martinis
Calories: 678kcal


  • 3 oz chocolate liquor or creme de cacoa
  • 3 oz peppermint vodka
  • 5 oz light cream table cream, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder or hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tbs chocolate syrup
  • 2 oz chocolate bark 1/2 a brick
  • 1 candy cane smashed


First, you need to decorate your glasses with that chocolate peppermint rim. Crush the candy cane with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin and place in a small bowl that is wide enough for the rim of your martini glasses to dip into. Melt your chocolate in the microwave in a small bowl, heating for 30 seconds, then stirring, then reheating as needed in 30 second increments. Either use a spoon to apply the chocolate to the rim of your glass, or delicately swirl your martini glass edge through the melted chocolate. Immediately run the martini glass rim through the crushed peppermint to allow it to stick to the rim of the glass. Set aside for the chocolate to dry as you prepare your cocktails.

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add your chocolate liquor, cream, peppermint vodka, cocoa powder and chocolate syrup. Shake well and then taste to adjust the flavoring, as needed.
  • Pour the cocktail into your decorated martini glass.
  • If you'd like a little swirl on top, carefully pour some cream in a swirl shape overtop of the martini and then drag a toothpick or skewer through the design to make it even more decorative.
  • Enjoy immediately.


Serving: 1martini | Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.2mg