Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis

Grab your girls and mix up decadent Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis! These dairy-free dessert martinis are the perfect drink to serve at your next girls’ night or for Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot to love about these Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis. Makes 2, but can be doubled.

skinny chocolate covered strawberry martini in a glass with fresh strawberries

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2016 has been a year.

Am I right, y’all?

While there have been some wonderful highs, the lows have felt even more brutal than those of previous years. And I don’t know about y’all, but I sincerely hope that 2017 is kinder to us than 2016 has been. (And if your 2016 was all roses and goodness? Good for you! I hope 2017 is equally lovely!)

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So to send 2016 off right and to prepare us for an incredible 2017–because it’s going to be incredible, I’ve teamed up with my blogging besties to offer up FOUR unique cocktails to enjoy with your friends in the new year.

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    Hi. How could you not love Irish Coffee with Hazelnut Whipped Cream, a Raspberry Mint Sparkler, a Elderflower French 75 and this here Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martini.

    I obviously went the girls’ night route with these… and lemme tell you, they’re stupidly DELICIOUS and deceptively strong and taste exactly like a chocolate-covered strawberry… except they’re both dairy-free and sugar-free.

    What’s not to love about that?!?

    Two glasses of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis

    I’ve been a sucker for martinis since my college days, having discovered a martini bar upon a photo assignment. (Let it be known that I didn’t spend my journalism days drunk. I photographed a lot of drinks, though I didn’t imbibe them, and this martini bar that I discovered was one of my favorite hidden gems in Baton Rouge.)

    This martini is reminiscent of my early martini-loving days.

    It’s sweet. It’s strong. It tastes like what it’s emulating. And I recommend everyone trying one of these beauties the next time they’re having a get-together with friends, whether it’s for a bridal shower, girls’ night, Valentine’s Day or a random evening… just because.

    Because sometimes, you need a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martini on a random night of the week.

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    Angled picture of 2 glasses of chocolate covered strawberry martinis

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    skinny chocolate covered strawberry martini in a glass with fresh strawberries

    Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Grab your girls and mix up decadent Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis! These dairy-free, sugar-free martinis are the perfect drink to serve at your next girl’s night or for Valentine’s Day! A combination of cashew milk, vodka, crème de cocoa, agave, strawberries and cocoa powder makes these cocktails to-die-for tasty. Naturally sweetened and dairy free, there’s a lot to love about these Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis.
    4.88 from 8 votes
    Servings 2 martinis
    Calories 185 kcal
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes


    Strawberry Dust Rim


    • 4 oz. unsweetened cashew milk or any other unsweetened non-dairy milk
    • 2 oz. vodka
    • 1 ½ oz. white crème de cocoa
    • ½ oz. agave nectar can substitute honey
    • 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 4 strawberries diced

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    Make the Strawberry Dust Rim

    • In the base of a food processor (or in a plastic bag with a meat mallet), pulse the freeze-dried strawberries until they’re a fine dust. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
    • Run the split strawberry along the rim of two martini glasses.
    • Dip the prepared martini glasses into the strawberry dust, effectively coating the rims of the glasses.

    Make the Drinks

    • In a blender, combine the cashew milk, vodka, white crème de cocoa, agave nectar and cocoa powder. Blend until smooth.
    • Strain the mixture.
    • Pour the liquid into a cocktail shaker. Add ice.
    • Shake the drinks until the outside of the cocktail shaker is cold.
    • Pour into the prepared martini glasses, and enjoy immediately.


    This drink also works well with frozen strawberries if you cannot find fresh ones! Instead of adding four, add about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of the frozen berries and blend. It makes the drink perfectly cold (without needing the cocktail shaker) and gives it a delicious strawberry taste.


    Serving: 1martiniCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10g
    Keyword chocolate martini, dessert, dessert cocktail, dessert drink, dessert martini, festive drink, girls night drink, girls night in, strawberry martini, Valentine’s Day drink
    Course Drinks & Cocktails
    Cuisine American
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    These drinks are super easy to make, and they go down easy. To the extent that you’ll have to pace yourself because they’re a little bit strong.

    Here’s how you can mix up a batch for you and your friends:

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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. This lovely drink looks amazing, Erin! I could totally go for sipping on one of these this weekend. The strawberry dusted rim makes this drink so elegant!

    2. I am having these this weekend, and then for ladies’ night next week, and then for Valentine’s Day. I have big plans for this cocktail 😉 Gorgeous!!

    3. I’ve had chocolate martinis, but never one with strawberries and they are my favorite fruit. What a great drink to share with the girls. They’re going to love them!

    4. This chocolate covered strawberry martinis look so delicious. I love vodka, and creme de cacao together!! And add cocoa powder….yum.

    5. I think this drink looks fabulous. I think the boys might enjoy this drink as well. Great photos.

    6. Wow, those martinis look super delicious!!! I just love the end presentations of it. Perfect for any party:)

    7. I think this drink looks fabulous. I think the boys might enjoy this drink as well. Great photos.

    8. I think this drink looks fabulous. I think the boys might enjoy this drink as well. Great photos.

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