Christmas Martini

Christmas Martini

While there is nothing intrinsically Christmassy about this cocktail, I do feel this is the season for sweet drinks. Both the dark raspberry and the emphatic chocolateyness of the cocoa liqueur ably fit that bill, but the generous hit of vodka means that their sugariness is held to account. Rich and warming, that first a sip gives you an instant Christmassy fireside glow. I let a sprig of rosemary play the part here of festive fir.


  • ice cubes
  • 50ml/2fl oz vodka
  • 25ml/1fl oz Chambord
  • 25ml/1fl oz cocoa liqueur (such as Creme de cacao blanc)
  • 1 sprig rosemary