Chocolate Cherry Martini Recipe
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Chocolate Cherry Martini Recipe

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Don't be fooled by the rich, shake-like look of this layered drink. It has a chocolate-cherry flavor that can pack a punch.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Featured In: Holiday Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1-1/2 ounces chocolate-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 ounce cherry brandy
  • 4 ounces half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 361 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the vodka, brandy, cream and cherry juice.
  2. Cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Place syrup in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass; strain vodka mixture on top. Serve with cherry. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: For a more festive look, martini can be served in a sugar-rimmed glass. Moisten the rim of the glass with water. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold glass upside down and dip rim in sugar.
Originally published as Chocolate Cherry Martini in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p104

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booklover81 User ID: 8622580 237578
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"I Love Cherry. I loved this drink. I used non alcoholic alcohol. And it tasted fine to me."

srajoski User ID: 3759344 113953
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"I have yet to meet a flavored vodka that tastes descent. Had some vanilla-vodka leftover and tried the recipe...ick, just like I thought. Next time I think I'll use a vanilla liqueur and plain vodka combo instead."

VEGASBRIDE User ID: 5526843 119182
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"I can't wait to try this! Alice, the garnish looks like currants dangling from the glass."

alicepeeples User ID: 2416211 196189
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"Has a nice kick but I cojuldn't find the small cherries to string for the ornament. What did you use????"

Pamlico User ID: 6807887 135234
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012


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