Baileys Chocolate Martini Recipe: Adding a Sweet Kick

Baileys Chocolate Martini

It's understandable if you would associate Baileys with Irish coffee or a mudslide before thinking of a chocolate martini that does utilize Baileys as the headline star. If you're put off by a long list of ingredients you would rarely use, take comfort in knowing that a Baileys chocolate martini doesn't need to be complicated, and it definitely won't be boring. If a martini glass is the last thing in your way, you can always enjoy any of these cocktails neat or on the rocks.

Ultimate Baileys Chocolate Martini

Ultimate Baileys Chocolate Martini

If you've ever been left longing for more flavor after taking a sip of a chocolate martini, this will make up for all the disappointments.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ¼ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, vodka, white chocolate liqueur, dark chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao, and milk.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Lightly drizzle the inside of the chilled cocktail glass with chocolate syrup, creating a spiral shape.
  5. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Baileys Chocolate Martini

Baileys Chocolate Martini

Chocolate martinis can occasionally feel watered down, but the Baileys kicks this classic into a creamy martini dream.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish cream
  • ¼ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cocoa powder and chocolate candy for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, vodka, and chocolate liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate candy.

Baileys Chocolate Grasshopper Martini

Baileys Chocolate Grasshopper Martini

The grasshopper has remained a popular dessert martini; the addition of the Baileys gives it extra flavor and an added oomph of decadence.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys
  • ¾ ounce crème de menthe
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • ¼ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce cream
  • Ice
  • Grated chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Baileys, crème de menthe, crème de cacao, vodka, and cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate.

Baileys Chocolate Espresso Martini

Baileys Chocolate Espresso Martini

If you love an espresso martini, then consider adding Baileys to the mix. The notes of vanilla and chocolate sweeten it up just right. If you want more chocolate flavor but don't want to add sweetness, consider adding chocolate bitters.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice Baileys, liqueurs, and espresso.
  3. Add chocolate bitters if desired.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with three coffee beans.

Baileys S'mores Martini

Baileys S'mores Martini

A s'mores martini might seem an unusual feat, but if you're itching for a s'more and you don't have the right set-up or your landlord frowns on an indoor fire, this does the trick.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Baileys
  • ¾ ounce marshmallow or vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, vodka, crème de cacao, and cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. With chocolate syrup in a saucer, dip half or entire rim, then dip into graham cracker crumbs.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with additional graham cracker crumbs.

Baileys White Chocolate Martini

Baileys White Chocolate Martini

If you're a fan of white chocolate or perhaps regular chocolate doesn't do it for you, then this simple martini is for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys
  • 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce cream
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Baileys, white chocolate liqueur, and cream.
  3. Strain into chilled glass.

Baileys Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Baileys Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Chocolate and berries aren't just for snacks, they're also for martinis.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys
  • 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • Ice
  • Herb sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a shaker, add ice, Baileys, raspberry liqueur, and crème de cacao.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a green sprig.

Baileys Spiced Chocolate Martini

Baileys Spiced Chocolate Martini

If you're looking to find an unusual or unique chocolate martini, the addition of cinnamon and a hint of cayenne adds a subtle spiced heat to complement the sweetness of the chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Baileys
  • ¾ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Dash cayenne, if desired
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick and cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Baileys, dark chocolate liqueur, and coffee liqueur.
  3. Shake vigorously for approximately 20 seconds to chill and create foam.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish froth with cinnamon stick and cocoa powder.

Baileys Chocolate Orange Martini

Baileys Chocolate Orange Martini

If the chocolate orange candies delight you, it's time to formally meet the chocolate martini that'll bring the same smile. No pounding is required, however.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, orange liqueur, and crème de cacao.
  3. Strain into chilled glass.
  4. Express one orange peel over the drink by twisting the peel between your fingers, then run outside of peel along rim.
  5. Garnish with second orange peel.

Baileys Chocolate Tiramisu Martini

Baileys Chocolate Tiramisu Martini

The most dessert-like of the Baileys chocolate martinis, it's the second-best thing to tiramisu. If you want extra whipped cream, feel free to enjoy it on the rocks.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Baileys
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream and cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass, coupe, or rocks glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, and coffee liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass or over fresh ice in rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and cocoa powder.

The Infinity of the Baileys Chocolate Martini

Baileys may not be your first pick for an ingredient in a chocolate martini, but going forward, it absolutely should be. Utilizing Baileys allows more room to play with ingredients since it balances with other flavors so well. When you're making a Baileys chocolate martini, you're stepping up your chocolate martini game from average to great. And everyone should all aspire to be great.

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