Creamy and full of chocolate flavor, this hedonistic chocolate peppermint martini cocktail finishes with a cool, minty sensation reminiscent of an after dinner mint. An after dinner mint that's been imbued with vodka, that is. Love it? Be sure to give it a star rating!
Prepare martini glass according to instructions below
Add cocktail ingredients to an ice cold shaker.
Stir the ingredients until they are cold and well mixed.
Pour into the glass.
Garnish - Prepare Glass
Melt the chocolate.
Dip the rim of the martini glass in melted chocolate then roll in crushed candy cane.
Put in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Remove the glass from the freezer and squirt a spiral of chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass.
Return to the freezer for a minute or two.
Pour the martini into the glass and garnish with a candy cane.
Everything must be ice cold including the glass. Put your vodka and glass in the freezer for an hour prior to making the drink if possible.
Bubbles or velvet? In making a regular martini whether it's shaken or stirred depends on the mouthfeel you like. Shaken means that tiny air bubbles will form and the drink with have a crisp mouthfeel. Stir it and it stays smooth and velvety. In the case of our perfect chocolate peppermint martini we'll stir to keep it smooth.
Quality ingredients. Please do not try to make ANY kind of martini with rot gut vodka. Break out the wallet and get the good stuff. Honk. Honk.
The wider the mouth of the martini glass the more oxygen you'll get with each sip. Not only is oxygen essential for breathing purposes but it intensifies flavors.
You can make this a white chocolate peppermint martini by using white chocolate liqueur, clear creme de cocoa, and white chocolate for garnish. Or substitute Amaretto for the peppermint schnapps and get rid of the peppermint garnish.
If the cocktail is too strong for your tastes add a little heavy cream until it's just right