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Chocolate Peppermint Martini


The best chocolate peppermint martini: creamy, sweet and chocolate-y with a fresh peppermint finish, topped with a chocolate rim and crushed peppermint candy canes. Happy holidays!



For rimming the glass

  • chocolate syrup
  • 12 tablespoons crushed candy canes

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz crème de menthe
  • 2 oz cream or non-dairy creamer
  • Ice



  1. Pour chocolate syrup onto a small, flat plate that’s large enough to hold the entire rim of your martini glass. Here are the large martini glasses that I use. On a separate, small & flat plate, pour crushed candy cane pieces and spread into an even layer.
  2. Holding the martini glass by the stem, turn the glass upside down and gently dip the rim into the chocolate syrup. Twist the rim of the glass through the chocolate syrup, evenly coating it and scraping off excess.
  3. Next, dip the chocolate-rimmed glass in the crushed candy canes. Press the chocolate rim gently into the candy pieces, adhering candy onto the chocolate. Do this until the dipped rim is nearly completely coated with candy. Small pieces will adhere more easily than large pieces. Set upright and then set aside while you make the chocolate peppermint martini.
  4. Add chocolate liqueur, crème de menthe and cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until very well mixed and chilled. I recommend this cocktail shaker set–it has everything you need!
  5. Strain into candy-coated martini glass. Hook a mini candy cane into the glass as garnish. Sip and enjoy!


Tip: Be sure to lick chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes off the rim, then take a sip. The combo is perfect Christmas cocktail perfection.

Double the recipe to fill two large martini glassesKeep the single recipe if you’re making 2 medium, classic-sized martinis.

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate peppermint martini, chocolate mint martini