Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

My mom always used to keep a box of chocolate covered cherries hidden in the freezer and every once in a while I would sneak in and treat myself to one. I just loved biting into the chocolaty coating to reveal the sweet cherry in the center. It was that memory that inspired this cocktail. I mixed chocolate liqueur with cherry vodka (amazing stuff by the way), a splash of half and half and a little chocolate syrup. The result is a smooth chocolaty martini with a hint of cherry sweetness.

After our wedding anniversary in September, my birthday in October, Ryan’s birthday in November and Christmas in December, by February Ryan and I are really burnt out on holidays so we never really make a huge deal out of Valentine’s day. It is nice however to do a little something. And while going out to dinner is nice, on Valentine’s day the restaurants are packed, they hurry you out and make you pay way too much for a small “special holiday” menu. Instead, Ryan and I love to make dinner together and enjoy a quiet evening at home watching movies. Because of this I decided that this week I’m going to share recipes to help you make the perfect Valentine’s dinner at home. First up is this Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini because, in my opinion,  every indulgent celebration meal should start with a cocktail.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini Recipe

Serves 1 Prep Time:


  • 1.5 ounces dark chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce cherry vodka
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • chocolate syrup
  • maraschino cherry



In a cocktail shaker combine chocolate liqueur, cherry vodka, half and half and ice. Shake vigorously.


Squeeze chocolate syrup into the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Pour martini over the top. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.



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    October 15, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Would be great for a Valentine’s Day or a party’s drink spacial

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    February 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you Jessie!
    Alicia you’re beau is so lucky! How nice would that be :)
    Whiskygirl- Half and half is a mixture of half whole milk and half cream that is sold at grocery stores here in the US. Hope this helps!
    Thanks Mansi!

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    February 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    That looks totally decadent! like a dessert in a glass:)

    This would be perfect for the Valentine special giveaway I’m hosting on my blog, if you’d be kind enough to participate!:)

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    February 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I live in Scotland – what is half and half???

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    February 8, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I love the idea of staying in for valentines day! I can’t wait to see what recipes you post this week~ me and the beau are doing an early valentine’s dinner on friday, as he’s escaping for 2 weeks to mexico because of the hectic olympics here in vancouver! ( he works in and around the city and doesn’t want to deal with it!) so the company took them all away for 2 weeks, lucky huh! I’m planning a menu & of course dessert! Maybe i can get a few ideas!

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    February 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

    such a great drink! I love the color, perfect for valentine’s day

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