A tray with chocolate martinis in stemless glasses
Photography, Jamie Hodge and Jimmy Jeong

Chocolate Martinis

Steven Hodge's decadent chocolate martinis are made with Japanese vodka and white crème de cacao.

When I think of martinis, I think of them in a classy setting like a dinner party or a great cocktail bar. I’m a big fan of vodka martinis and I love to experiment with different brands of vodka. I’ve traveled the world eating and drinking with one of my best friends, Brett, who is a master chocolatier, and we’re always swapping details about food and cocktails. The amazing vodka he recommended for this cocktail comes from Japan. It pairs so well with chocolate that I encourage you to get your hands on it, but if you can’t, another premium vodka will work well too. –Steven Hodge

A tray with chocolate martinis in stemless glasses

Chocolate Martinis

Steven Hodge's recipe for decadent chocolate martinis made with Japanese vodka and white crème de cacao.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course cocktail, drink
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 drink


  • cocoa powder for rim
  • 2 oz Nikka Coffey vodka
  • ½ oz Martini dry white vermouth
  • ¼ oz white crème de cacao plus extra to rim the glass
  • dark chocolate curls for garnish


  • Rim the edge of a martini glass with some crème de cacao, then dip it into the cocoa powder to coat.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, vermouth and crème de cacao. Shake well, until chilled.
  • Strain into the rimmed glass and garnish with a chocolate curl.

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Excerpted from Chocolate All Day: From Simple to Decadent, 100+ Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Ingredient by Steven Hodge. Copyright © 2023 Steven Hodge. Photographs by Jamie Hodge and Jimmy Jeong. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.


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