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a close up view of the prepared chocolate espresso martini. There is a dark woody background and chocolate chips sprinkled around the glass

Chocolate Espresso Martini

What is the best way to use gin? In a chocolate espresso martini, of course! Whether you're a seasoned martini lover or a martini newbie, we're telling you, this drink is drool worthy and you need it in your life literally yesterday. It is so creamy, rich, and smooth, you'll definitely want to make another.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1 Serving


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger (1 ounce)


Chocolate Coffee Rim

  • ¼ cup Dark Chocolate see note
  • 1 tablespoon Half and Half Cream
  • ¼ cup Coffee Grounds not brewed

Martini Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 fl. oz Gin
  • 1 fl. oz Vermouth or more gin
  • 1 fl. oz Creme de Cacao
  • 2 fl. oz Espresso prepared and cooled in fridge
  • 2 fl. oz Half and Half Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar


Chocolate Coffee Rim

  • To rim the glass you will need to roughly chop the dark chocolate if it isn't already. Place the chopped chocolate into a pyrex measuring glass or microwave safe container with the 1 tablespoon of cream.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds on high and then stir well. The chocolate should be completely melted and come together as a thick chocolate sauce. If it hasn't, place in the microwave for another ten seconds. Be careful not to over heat the chocolate.
  • Pour the melted chocolate onto a plate and the coffee grounds onto another plate. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the chocolate, making sure to coat both the inside and outside of the rim. Next, Follow the same steps in the coffee grounds until the rim is well coated. Set aside

Chocolate Espresso Martini

  • Fill a cocktail saker with ice and then pour in the gin, vermouth, creme de cacao, espresso, cream, and sugar using a jigger (1 ounce shot glass). Place the shaker lid securely on top and then shake up and down for 10 seconds.
  • Remove lid and strain the liquid into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with chocolate curls and serve immediately.


You can use chocolate chips or a chocolate bar, I recommend a chocolate bar so that you can shred chocolate ontop of your cocktail after