The Speckled Palate
December 30, 2016

Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis

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 girls’ 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.

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 girls’ 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.

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!)

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 girls’ 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.

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.

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?!?

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 girls’ 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.

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.

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 girls’ 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.

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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 girls’ 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.

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:

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 girls’ 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.
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Skinny Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martinis

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.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 martinis
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Strawberry Dust Rim

  • 1 strawberry , split
  • ¼ cup unsweetened freeze-dried strawberries

Martinis

  • 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
  • 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large fresh strawberries , diced

Instructions

Make the Strawberry Dust Rim

  1. 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.
  2. Run the split strawberry along the rim of two martini glasses.
  3. Dip the prepared martini glasses into the strawberry dust, effectively coating the rims of the glasses.

Make the Drinks

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

Recipe Notes

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.

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 girls’ 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.

Be sure to check out Madison’s Irish Coffee with Hazelnut Whipped Cream, Meghan’s Raspberry Mint Sparklers and Susannah’s Elderflower French 75, too!

What kinds of drinks do you like to make with your girls?

Do you like the sound of this martini?

27 Comments

  1. Susannah // Feast + West

    Lady! I want to sip on this like alllllll the time. It looks so perfectly delicious. Mmm.

    • Erin

      ME TOO. Come visit, and I’ll mix up a batch!

  2. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    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!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Madison! This is totally a weekend drink! The strawberry dust makes it that much more strawberry-y!

  3. Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

    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!!

    • Erin

      YAS! Sounds like a wonderful plan to me!

  4. Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More

    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!

    • Erin

      Strawberries are my favorite fruit, too, so I hope you and your girls loved this combination!

  5. Katerina @ diethood .com

    What an incredible cocktail!! Perfect for holiday parties!!

    • Erin

      Thank you! It would be AMAZING for holiday parties!

  6. Krista

    What a great looking cocktail! Perfect for any party for sure!

    • Erin

      Thank you! I’m all about pretty cocktails that work well at parties!

  7. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    These are fantastic! I love that they are sugar free!

    • Erin

      Thank you so much!

  8. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    I am loving the flavors in this martini! Gorgeous too!

    • Erin

      Thank you! It’s hard to beat the strawberry and chocolate combination.

  9. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    You’re thinking ahead! These are perfect for Valentine’s Day. 😀

    • Erin

      Of course. 😉 They definitely are!

  10. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    Did you sneak into my dreams and realize I wanted a drink like this?!

    • Erin

      … Yes? 😉 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, because this cocktail is the stuff dreams are made of!

  11. Elaine @ Dishes Delish

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

    • Erin

      Thank you, Elaine! It’s super delish, and that combination is hard to beat!

  12. Mark, Compass & Fork

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

    • Erin

      Thanks, Mark! I bet the boys would enjoy this, too, because who doesn’t love this flavor combo?!?

  13. Jessi

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

    • Erin

      Thank you, Jessi! These would definitely be a hit at a party!

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