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Chocolate Eggnog Martini

This chocolate eggnog martini recipe is such a wonderful combination of Kahlúa, vanilla vodka and eggnog. It’s smooth as silk and so balanced you have to remind yourself there’s liquor in it.

The chocolate eggnog drink poured in the glasses on a black board

Something that’s very hard for me to do is choose my favorite holiday cocktail. There are so many good ones.

I guess what it comes down to is what I’m in the mood for:

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BUT, when I’m feeling like a cocktail that is totally balanced and goes down super smooth, then I’ll make this delicious chocolate eggnog martini.

You have to be careful when imbibing it, though, because you might forget you’re drinking liquor. Just a warning.

Kahlúa is coffee flavored, so why the chocolate title?

Although Kahlúa is sold as a coffee liqueur, it tastes a lot like mocha (coffee + chocolate) to me. And in my opinion, Kahlúa is perfect in this recipe, because you need its bolder-than-chocolate flavor to balance the rich eggnog’s. But if you prefer a pure chocolate taste, then go with a Godiva chocolate liqueur.

What if I don’t have vanilla vodka?

If you don’t have vanilla vodka, you can certainly use plain vodka. (The martini just won’t have that extra little oomph.)

Another awesome flavor to use is caramel flavored vodka. It is a good alternative if you don’t mind that it sweetens the eggnog martini somewhat.

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Helpful tips

  • Some people make their own eggnog.  I (usually) do not. If you are only going to serve a few of these cocktails, it’s easier to buy eggnog from the store.
  • Use a sprinkling of nutmeg as the garnish. It doesn’t need anything else.
  • If I’m serving this at a holiday party, I will make it in a small punch bowl. People adore the eggnog martini served this way.
  • When serving the martini punch-style, lay out some nutmeg in a pinch bowl so your guests can take a pinch and sprinkle it on the cocktail themselves.
  • I find that using a shaker of nutmeg puts too much spice on the cocktail.

How to make the eggnog martini


Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice and get a measuring glass and martini glasses.

After you measure out the ingredients, pour them into the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Vanilla vodka, Kahlúa and eggnog.

Smirnoff, Kahlúa, eggnog on the board with the shaker in the background

Step two

Measure out 3 ounces of Kahlúa.

Kahlúa poured out with the bottle in the background along with the shaker and glass

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of vanilla vodka.

Vanilla vodka poured out with the bottle, shaker and glass in the background

Step four

Measure out 8 ounces of eggnog.

Eggnog poured out along with the carton, filled shaker and glasses in the background

Step five

Cap the shaker and shake for 20 seconds.  Divide the chocolate eggnog martini between two martini glasses.

Step six

Sprinkle ground nutmeg on the top of the cocktail.

Closer view of the chocolate cocktail in the curved glass. The drink is garnished with ground nutmeg

Doesn’t that look scrumptious?

Let’s look at the vertical view.

Vertical view of the martini with the other glass in the background

I hope you enjoyed this chocolate eggnog martini recipe!

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A eggnog martini in a curved glass - square

Chocolate Eggnog Martini

With only 3 ingredients, this eggnog martini is smooth and perfect to serve around the holidays!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog, eggnog cocktail, eggnog martini, martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktail
Calories: 311kcal


  • 3 ounces Kahlúa
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 8 ounces eggnog


  • nutmeg


  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
  • Add Kahlúa, vanilla vodka and eggnog
    3 ounces Kahlúa, 2 ounces vanilla vodka, 8 ounces eggnog
  • Cap shaker and shake for 20 seconds and strain the contents between the two martini glasses
  • Sprinkle nutmeg in both of the glasses
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 187mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. I absolutely LOVE eggnog and martini, so this has my name written all over it! Can’t wait to serve this up over the festive period!

  2. I just love how your post answered every question in my head! This chocolate eggnog martini sounds amazing. Saving to try!

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