The white chocolate martini, or Chocolatini as it is called, is an outstanding dessert drink that is similar to the chocolate martini—but instead of regular chocolate liqueur, it relies on a white chocolate liqueur. This cocktail recipe is rich and creamy with a beautiful mix of vanilla and white chocolate.
Among the many chocolate-flavored cocktails, this one is a nice change. While dark and milk chocolates make fabulous drinks, there is something appealing to the delicate flavor of white chocolate. The flavor profile of the white Chocolatini also makes it an excellent companion for desserts. It pairs wonderfully with pumpkin pie, so you might want to mix this drink up for your holiday dinners.
- 1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Godiva white chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) cream
- Garnish: white chocolate shavings
- Pour all of the ingredients except for garnish into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well.
- Strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with white chocolate shavings.
Tips and Variations
You won't have any problems finding a vanilla vodka for this cocktail—it is a very popular flavored vodka and almost every one of the most popular brands produces a vanilla vodka. But if you'd like to make your own, it is easy to do.
A homemade vanilla infusion should take just 3 to 4 days and a single vanilla bean will flavor an entire bottle. This is a nice option if you enjoy DIY projects or have a favorite vodka that does not sell a vanilla option.
Darker chocolate liqueurs are more popular, but you should be able to find a few different varieties of white chocolate liqueur. Besides Godiva, other brands are Mozart white chocolate vanilla cream, a blend of real vanilla, white chocolate, and caramel, and Godet Belgian white chocolate liqueur, made from white Belgian chocolate; it has a rich creaminess that is perfect for cocktails like this.
A Weaker Chocolatini
The cream in this cocktail recipe helps to bring the alcohol content down to what may be considered relatively light in comparison to similar drinks like the Chocolatini. This is a pleasant surprise, particularly if you're in the mood for a sweet martini without all the extra booze. When made with a 70-proof vanilla vodka and Godiva, this white Chocolatini weighs in around 16 percent ABV (32 proof).