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Old Saint Nick’s Chocolate Espresso Martini. A festive martini to celebrate both Christmas and the New Year. Shake up classic espresso martini ingredients of vodka, Kahlúa, and a shot of espresso with a shot of both chocolate and dark chocolate liquor. Each martini is perfectly chocolatey, a touch creamy, and hinted with vanilla. The addition of chocolate and vanilla makes a classic espresso martini that’s just that much more delicious. A wonderful holiday treat to cap off the night. It’s that chocolate on top that really makes this special!

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Merry Christmas Eve!! I don’t usually share a Christmas Eve post, but with the holiday falling on a Saturday this season, this felt like the right cocktail (or mocktail), to share with you all.

A sweet, chocolate martini fitting for capping the long night off. I do think Old Saint Nick and even the Griswolds would fully approve of this nightcap.

Old Saint Nick's Chocolate Espresso Martini | halfbakedharvest.com

Details

This could not be more straightforward, quick, and simple. Shake the vodka, Kahlúa, a shot of espresso, a shot of chocolate liquor, a shot of dark chocolate liquor, and a small drop of vanilla up in a cocktail shaker. Make sure to add ice to get a nice chilled martini.

Once shaken, add hot fudge sauce to each martini glass rim, then pour over the martini.

The end result is a sweet martini with just the right amount of espresso, chocolate, hints of vanilla, and a little creaminess too. Oh so GOOD!

The key to a good espresso martini is all in that frothy top. I know it might seem like a hard thing to achieve, but it’s actually very easy. You just need to really shake the drink together with ice for a good minute to create the froth. The harder you shake, the more froth you’ll get.

Alright, that’s all from us for the next couple of days. Have a wonderful Christmas!! Enjoy this special, cozy time, and soak up every minute!

Old Saint Nick's Chocolate Espresso Martini | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other easy after-dinner holiday drinks? Here are my favorites: 

Chai Espresso Martini

Whoville’s Spiced Up Christmas Margarita (with mocktail)

Christmas Vacation Dirty Chai Cocktail (with mocktail)

Chai Old Fashioned

Vanilla Chai White Russian

Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz

Vanilla Espresso Martini

Lastly, if you make Old Saint Nick’s Chocolate Espresso Martini, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Old Saint Nick’s Chocolate Espresso Martini

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 martini
Calories Per Serving: 405 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. If desired, rim your glass with chocolate fudge sauce.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Kahlúa, espresso, chocolate liquor, dark chocolate liquor, and vanilla. Add ice and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with shaved chocolate and star anise, if desired. 
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Old Saint Nick’s Chocolate Espresso Martini Mocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 martini
Calories Per Serving: 379 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

  • 3-4 tablespoons chocolate fudge sauce
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • 1. If desired, rim your glass with chocolate fudge sauce.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the milk, chocolate sauce, espresso, and vanilla. Add ice and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with shaved chocolate and star anise, if desired. 
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  1. 5 stars
    This is so delicious and the perfect after dinner cocktail! I could only find Godiva white chocolate liqueur, doesn’t really matter IMO.

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Happy Monday!!☃️ Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a winner! xx

    1. I used my espresso pod with the Nespresso machine but you could use instant! Like cafe bustelo or nescafe

  2. 4 stars
    Might be a silly question—can you do decaf espresso? I’d be up ALL night if not. Thank you for the recipe and Merry Christmas 🎄

    1. Hey Laura,
      Totally, that would be just fine for you to do! Let me know how this recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xT

    1. Hi Alyssa,
      I just used store bought chocolate sauce. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xT

      1. Love your recipes so much thank you. Regarding the fudge sauce – in the video you show making it with chocolate chips and I believe condensed milk? Did you not use that?

        1. Sure, if you want to make some homemade you can use chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk! Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! Cheers! xx

  3. 5 stars
    🎄Merry Christmas to you and your family Tieghan!🎄

    I miss seeing Christmas thru the kids eyes! You and your family enjoy your Christmas with Oslo bc they grow up way too fast! In a blink of an eye! Lol

  4. Love your cocktail creativity. Your spicy grapefruit margarita is a staple in my drink rotation since 2015ish.

    Chocolate liqueur or liquor? Godiva is a liqueur. I’m sure there’s chocolate vodka – that would be chocolate liquor. Liqueur is usually lower proof and tastes way better than straight liquor.

    1. Hey Thonas,
      Thanks for trying so many recipes!! I used the Godiva chocolate liqueur for this martini. Let me know if you give it a try, I hope you love it! Cheers and happy holidays! xT

    1. Hi Sue,
      I like to use the Godiva chocolate liquors for this recipe. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xT