Do you love peppermint mixed with chocolate? I love when Christmas treats start emerging because so many of them feature peppermint and chocolate. Today’s recipe is a delicious way to enjoy these two flavors – a chocolate peppermint martini!
This post is in collaboration with Smirnoff. All opinions are my own.
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
When I think of winter and Christmas flavors, one of the first things that comes to mind is Peppermint. Every once in a while I will get a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks just to think about Christmas and look forward to an upcoming holiday season (even if it is still a few months away). This Peppermint Chocolate Martini is a great *adult* way to enjoy peppermint flavor.
The chocolate and crushed peppermint rim is such a fun addition to this cocktail. Don’t be surprised if you simply sip your way around the glass so that you get a chance to enjoy all of the crushed peppermints.
The Smirnoff Peppermint Twist vodka is a great way to turn a classic chocolate martini into a delicious peppermint chocolate martini. It adds the peppermint flavor, without being too overpowering, and blends nicely with the chocolate and creamy flavors also found in this cocktail.
This peppermint chocolate martini would be a great cocktail to enjoy in the evening while watching the snow fall (we’re supposed to get some snow here in the next couple days and I can’t be more excited).
Whenever we are expected to get snow in the evening, I will constantly look out the window to see if the snow has begun to fall. Once it starts, I’m always checking the snow level on the deck and trying to determine if the rate is slowing or if we have hope for a decent amount.
- 2 ounce Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
- 1 ounce creme de cacao
- ½ ounce Chocolate Liquor
- 1 ounce cream
- Chocolate Sauce & Crushed Peppermint for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cream, and liquors.
- Shake, Shake, Shake
- Strain into a martini glass rimmed with chocolate and crushed peppermints.
How would you enjoy some Smirnoff Peppermint Twist vodka?
Brooke @ Blushing Noir says
LOVE the looks of this. The only way I could be happier is if it were right in front of me…. I need to get on that!
I would love one of these right now!
Oh yum! This looks like the perfect holiday drink.
Jessica Holoka says
I’m not a huge fan of chocolate liquor, but the addition of peppermint might have me changing my mind. This martini looks amazing and I bet it tastes like a chocolate-dipped candy cane!
Kristie BurNett says
This looks amazing and your glass garnish is on point!
Wow, this sounds decadent! My favorite flavor combo too :)
Krystal sadler says
The peppermint garnish looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with us at Share the Wealth Sunday!
Linda on Poinsettia Drive says
Sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing.
Carrie Myers says
This looks delicious! your photos are great as well!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Mmmmm – I love the seasonal smirnoff!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Wow this looks fabulous and I bet it is delicious too!
How delicious! My girlfriends will love this! It’s so cute too!
Veronica Lee says
So fun and festive! What a marvelous idea!
This sounds absolutely delicious! I have a Wine Wednesday group of ladies and we were just discussing some fun winter cocktails to try this year…I think I’ve found mine! Thanks for sharing!
Judith Graber says
I don’t drink martinis but I know I would enjoy a chocolate one. As a matter of fact it would probably go down too good :) Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.
Perfect drink for watching the snow, and it would feel like drinking dessert. Thank you for bringing it to FF.