Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini: Easy Sweet Cocktail

If you love chocolate covered strawberries, then you’re in luck! This chocolate covered strawberry martini tastes just like the candy coated fruit, but in a drinkable, cocktail form. It’s like the adult version of the classic holiday treat!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This chocolate covered strawberry martini tastes just like the candy-dipped fruit! It’s the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day, Easter, or any other time you’d like to enjoy an adult beverage that satisfies your sweet tooth.

It only has 4 ingredients (well, plus ice and any garnishes) so it’s an incredibly easy cocktail to make as well. It comes together in under 5 minutes, so it’s perfect for entertaining, date night, or just to treat yourself!

While a classic martini is made in a shaker, if you don’t have one, don’t panic. You can use a mason jar with a lid, or any sort of similar container to get the job done. In a pinch, just stir it in the glass.

two chocolate covered strawberry martinis surrounded by candy hearts

Ingredients List

ingredients to make chocolate covered strawberry martini
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 2 ounces chocolate liquor (such as Godiva or Van Gogh)
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 3 ounces half and half (or cream)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use another type of strawberry flavored liquor if you like, such as Bailey’s strawberry creme, Tequila Rose, or plain vodka can be paired with strawberry flavored syrup (the strength of the drink will change with different liquors, though)
  • Any type of chocolate liquor is fine, and you can use dark, regular, or white chocolate flavor (they’re all great)!
  • The grenadine is optional, but you’ll need it or something similar to achieve the pink color. Strawberry syrup or puree is another option
  • You can use vanilla, strawberry, or sweet cream coffee creamer in place of half and half for a sweeter drink
  • Garnishes are optional, but a strawberry, chocolate covered strawberry, or a chocolate rim are common choices

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice
add chocolate covered strawberry martini ingredients to shaker with ice
  1. Shake for about 30 seconds, until chilled and well mixed
  2. Strain into a martini glass (or similar glass of choice)
strain strawberry cocktail into martini glass
  1. Garnish with a strawberry if desired, and enjoy!
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Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Fresh Strawberries Instead of Strawberry Liqueur in Making the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini?

Yes, you can incorporate fresh strawberries by muddling or pureeing and straining them as a substitute or in addition to the strawberry liqueur.

Adjust the quantity to achieve the desired level of strawberry flavor.

Are There Variations of the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini with Different Types of Chocolate?

Certainly! Experiment with various chocolate types such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate liquors to create unique variations of the chocolate covered strawberry martini.

You can also add different flavors of chocolate syrup as a garnish or rim to add different flavor profiles.

How Do I Rim the Glass with Chocolate for an Enhanced Presentation of the Martini?

To rim the glass with chocolate, melt chocolate chips in your microwave and then dip the rim into it, ensuring an even coating.

Allow it to set before pouring in the chocolate covered strawberry martini for an enhanced visual appeal.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini?

Absolutely! Craft a non-alcoholic mocktail version by substituting the vodka and chocolate liqueur with alcohol-free alternatives, maintaining the essence of the chocolate-covered strawberry flavor.

A good option would simply be to add both chocolate and strawberry syrups to milk or half and half. Alternatively add flavored syrups to chocolate or vanilla flavored sparkling water or club soda for a fizzy variation.

What Garnishes Complement the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini?

Garnishes like a chocolate-dipped strawberry on the rim, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or even a dusting of cocoa powder can enhance the visual appeal of the chocolate covered strawberry martini.

You could also use strawberry syrup in place of the chocolate, or add a rim using red sprinkles for added color and texture.

Are There Options for Adjusting the Sweetness Level of the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini?

Certainly! To add more sweetness, add more grenadine, or use simple syrup or maraschino cherry juice.

For less sweetness, omit grenadine, or add something more tart to counterbalance, such as tart cherry juice or lemon juice (though be careful with citrus, so it doesn’t curdle your milk).

What Type of Glassware Is Recommended for Serving the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini?

A chocolate covered strawberry martini is traditionally served in a martini glass, whether regular or stemless.

However, a white wine glass, goblet, or coupe are other good choices if you don’t have one.

Can I Prepare a Batch of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis in Advance for a Party or Celebration?

Yes, simply scale the recipe for the desired number of servings and mix together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Give it a quick mix again before pouring into individual glasses and garnishing.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Glassware. A martini glass (classic or stemless) is the most traditional choice. However, you can use a white wine glass, goblet, or coupe instead
  • For a weaker drink, add more half and half, and for a stronger drink, add more of each alcohol in equal proportions. This cocktail is about medium strength as written (stronger than a restaurant would serve)
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Storage and Serving Tips

  • You can mix a larger batch in a pitcher for parties. Simply scale up, mix well, and pour into individual glasses when ready to serve. It should keep for 24 hours in the fridge if you want to prepare ahead of time

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Final Thoughts

This chocolate covered strawberry martini is the perfect sweet cocktail that’s an adult version of the classic candy-coated fruit. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and date night, but also great for Easter and other occasions where chocolate is popular.

With just 4 ingredients (or 3 if you don’t care about the color) it’s a simple drink, and it takes less than 5 minutes to throw together. It’s one of those things that looks and tastes fancy, but requires way less effort than you’d assume.

Pair it with actual chocolate covered strawberries for the perfect cap to a romantic evening, or just enjoy one any time you’d like a sweet treat.

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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini Recipe

This chocolate covered strawberry martini tastes like the candy coated fruit in an adult drink! This cocktail has just 4 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prepare, and is perfect for Valentine’s Day or date night.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 607 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Ounces strawberry vodka (such as Pinnacle or Smirnoff)
  • 2 Ounces chocolate liquor (such as Godiva or Van Gogh)
  • ½ Ounce grenadine
  • 3 Ounces half and half or cream (I use fat free)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice
    2 Ounces strawberry vodka, 2 Ounces chocolate liquor, ½ Ounce grenadine, 3 Ounces half and half or cream, Ice cubes
  • Shake for about 30 seconds, until chilled and well mixed
  • Strain into a martini glass (or similar glass of choice)
  • Garnish with a strawberry if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use another type of strawberry flavored liquor if you like, such as Bailey’s strawberry creme, Tequila Rose, or plain vodka can be paired with strawberry flavored syrup (the strength of the drink will change with different liquors, though)
  • Any type of chocolate liquor is fine, and you can use dark, regular, or white chocolate flavor (they’re all great)!
  • The grenadine is optional, but you’ll need it or something similar to achieve the pink color. Strawberry syrup or puree is another option
  • You can use vanilla, strawberry, or sweet cream coffee creamer in place of half and half for a sweeter drink
  • Garnishes are optional, but a strawberry, chocolate covered strawberry, or a chocolate rim are common choices
  • Glassware. A martini glass (classic or stemless) is the most traditional choice. However, you can use a white wine glass, goblet, or coupe instead
  • For a weaker drink, add more half and half, and for a stronger drink, add more of each alcohol in equal proportions. This cocktail is about medium strength as written (stronger than a restaurant would serve)
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any garnishes added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only
 

Nutrition

Serving: 230.8gCalories: 607kcalCarbohydrates: 100.7gProtein: 3gSodium: 1261mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 97gCalcium: 120mg
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Katie Vine