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Best Chocolate, Apple & Other Flavored Martini Recipes

Updated on April 18, 2016
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The Flavored Martini Craze

The Martini is one of the most widely known cocktails. We have come a long way since the days of the classic Gin Martini. Many people aren't even aware that you can get a martini in almost any flavor you can imagine.

There seems to be a Martini for every occasion. I have found some great recipes that are appropriate for your Christmas, Halloween or Summer parties.

Many of the martini's available today are more like a dessert drink. I have some favorite martini recipes that I would like to share with you. I'm sure there are many more variations of these recipes, but these are my personal favorites.

Apple Martini / Appletini

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Apple Martini Recipe

Apple martinis have been around for a while and became more popular by shows like Sex and the City. This is one of my favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ½ oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • ¾ oz Sweet & Sour Mix
  • Garnish with a cherry

Directions:

Chill martini glass ahead of time. Add Vodka, Apple Schnapps and Sweet and Sour Mix. Shake with Ice in a martini shaker. Pour through strainer into glass and add a cherry for garnish.

Caramel Apple Martini - Halloween

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Carmel Apple Martini

Here's a twist on the Apple martini, add a little caramel to it. This makes a great drink for your Halloween Party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 ½ oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • ½ oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • equal parts of cinnamon and sugar
  • Caramel syrup

Directions:

Chill glass ahead of time. Pour some caramel syrup on a plate, tip glass upside down and rim edge of glass with caramel syrup. Mix equal parts of sugar and cinnamon on a plate, dip edge of caramel coated glass into mixture. Drizzle caramel syrup inside of glass. Mix Vodka and both flavors of Schnapps into martini shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into prepared glass. Yum!

Blue Martini

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Blue Martini

There a different variations of the Blue Martini. It is a delicious and beautifully visual drink. I like to serve this one for Fourth of July along with the Strawberry Cheesecake one. The Red and Blue colors make for a festive Fourth of July.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Blue Ice American Vodka
  • ¾ oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • ½ oz Blue Curacao
  • ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • Pineapple chunks and Cherry garnish (optional)

Directions:

Chill glass ahead of time. Mix Vodka, Sweet and Sour Mix, Blue Curacao and Pineapple Juice in martini shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into glass. Garnish with Pineapple and Cherry on a skewer. Tasty!

Chocolate Martini - Clear

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Best Chocolate Martini Ever

Personally I prefer the clear chocolate martini's to the creamy one's. This is my very favorite recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ½ oz Crème De Cacao
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Cherry garnish

Directions:

Chill glass ahead of time. Swirl chocolate syrup inside of glass. Mix Vodka and Crème de Cacao in martini shaker with ice, shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish with a cherry.

Creamy Chocolate Martini

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Creamy Chocolate Martini - Chocolatini

Here is another version of the Chocolate Martini. This one is more creamy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Crème De Cacao
  • ½ oz Irish Cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate shavings garnish (optional)

Chill glass ahead of time. Swirl chocolate inside of glass. Mix Vodka, Crème de Cacao and Irish Cream in martini shaker with ice, shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

Cosmopolitan Martini - Cosmo

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Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan, better known as the Cosmo, is a very popular cranberry based martini. Again this martini was made popular in the 1990s by the show Sex and the City. It's pale pink appearance and citrus flavor, makes it a very appealing drink among women. Here is one of my favorite recipes for a Cosmo.

Directions:

  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ¾ oz Triple Sec
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Lime Wedge Garnish

Chill glass ahead of time. Mix Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Cranberry Juice in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with Lemon or Lime wedge. Refreshing!

Eggnog Martini - Christmas Cocktail

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Eggnog Martini - Christmas Cocktail

This Eggnog martini is a perfect cocktail for your holiday party. It is full of spicy flavor and aroma, to put you in a more festive mood. This is my favorite Eggnog martini recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ oz Eggnog
  • 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • Caramel syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Stick Garnish (optional)

Chill glass ahead of time. Rim glass with Caramel syrup and dip in brown sugar. Mix Eggnog, Vanilla Vodka and Amaretto in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into your prepared glass. Sprinkle top with equal parts cinnamon and nutmeg. A Cinnamon Stick for garnish makes it look more festive, but is not necessary. Enjoy!

Espresso Martini

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Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is not as well known as some of the others. But because I love the coffee flavored drinks, it has become one of my favorites. This flavor is appropriate anytime. Here is my favorite recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Chilled Espresso (regular coffee will work if you don't have espresso)
  • 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ½ oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Crème De Cacao
  • Coffee Beans Garnish (optional)

Prepare your espresso ahead of time and chill. Chill glass in freezer ahead of time. Mix Chilled Espresso, Vodka, Kahlua and Crème de Cacao in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into your glass. Top with Coffee Bean Garnish if you like. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Martini

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Pomegranate Martini - Pometini

The Pomegranate Martini is one of the most visually appealing martinis. The beautiful deep red color makes it a great choice for the holiday season. This is my favorite recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Pomegranate flavored Vodka
  • 2 oz Pom Juice
  • ½ oz Orange Liqueur
  • ¼ oz Lemon Juice
  • Pomegranate seeds for Garnish
  • Lemon or Orange Wedge Garnish

Chill glass ahead of time. Mix Vodka, Pom Juice, Orange Liqueur and Lemon Juice into a martini shaker with ice, shake well. Put a Tbsp. of Pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass. Strain mixture into glass. Garnish with a Lemon or Orange wedge. Yum!

Strawberry Cheesecake Martini

Strawberry Cheesecake Martini

This is a very unique flavored martini. It tastes like heaven. If you love Strawberry Cheesecake, you will love this one.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ oz Strawberry flavored Vodka
  • ¾ oz Vanilla flavored Vodka
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Strawberry Garnish

Chill glass ahead of time. Pour Strawberry syrup on one plate and sugar on another plate. Dip rim of glass in Strawberry syrup and then in the sugar. Drizzle Strawberry Syrup inside of glass. Mix both flavors of Vodka with about a Tbsp. of Strawberry syrup (for clolor) and ice. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with a Strawberry. Yum!

How To Make a Chocolate Strawberry Martini

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    • raymondphilippe profile image

      Raymond Philippe 

      4 years ago from The Netherlands

      Setab, I enjoyed reading your hub about the tastiest martini recipes. It is quite possible that I'm going to try making one myself. :-) The Blue Martini seems nice as well as the Espresso Martini. You have not made ​​it easy for us. All those lovely flavors. Voted up!

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