This white chocolate martini recipe is the perfect holiday dessert drink! A sweet treat with a ton of white chocolate flavor, it makes for easy entertaining at your next Christmas party.
I love going to steakhouses and getting a fancy after-dinner drink, and after whipping up this classic white chocolate martini, it's definitely calling all of the chocolate lovers this holiday season!
And just in time too-- with us smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, a creamy dessert cocktail is exactly what you need on your menu. It's nickname isn't the White Christmas Martini for nothing!
After you eat your pumpkin pie (or in our house, sweet potato pie!) set down with your loved ones for this white chocolatini at your next holiday party. You will reap all of the compliments.
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Cocktail shaker - if you don't have one, a mason jar with its lid works!
Shimmer Sugar or Edible Glitter - I used both in white for a pretty, sparkly garnished rim.
Key Ingredients for a White Chocolate Martini
Full ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Vanilla Vodka - vanilla flavored vodka keeps the flavor well-rounded in the dessert arena, you can tell the difference without it.
Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur - this white chocolate liquor is really rich and decadent, made with both white chocolate and cream.
Heavy Cream - the heavy cream adds extra creaminess and mellows out the bite of the vodka, making it an easy to sip cocktail
White Crème de Cacao - this is the clear version, which you can easily find at your local liquor store. It has a smooth milk chocolate flavor that cannot be missed here.
Rim the martini glasses with simple syrup (or honey or a little maple syrup if you don't have simple syrup), then coat the rim of the glass with shimmering sugar and edible glitter.
Shake all of the martini ingredients in the cocktail shaker with a handful of ice until the shaker is cold, then pour the cocktail into your prepared glasses.
Top with a light dusting of cocoa powder and serve.
For a beautiful presentation, top with dark chocolate shavings!
For the holiday season, garnish with mini candy canes, snowflake sprinkles, or holiday-themed shimmering sugar.
More Festive Cocktail Recipes
- Authentic Coquito (Coconut 'Eggnog')
- Godiva Chocolate Martini
- White Christmas Mojito recipe
- White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
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White Chocolate Martini
- 2 ounces vanilla flavored vodka
- 2 ounces Godiva white chocolate liqueur
- 1.5 ounces white creme de cacao
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- Handful of ice
- Pour honey, simple syrup, or maple syrup into a shallow dish wide enough to dip the rim of a martini glass in. In a separate plate or shallow dish, add edible glitter or sanding sugar.
- Dip the edge of the martini glass into the syrup and then generously cover the coated glass rim in sugar and glitter. Set aside.
- Place ice into a cocktail shaker, then add all of the ingredients into it. Cover and shake for 20 seconds, until very cold, then pour into the prepared martini glass.
- Serve cold, shake of cocoa powder optional.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 1g
All nutrition facts are estimations. Please see a physician for any health-related inquiries.
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.
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