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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cocktail

January 29, 2021 | Updated January 11, 2023 | Laura

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This delicious cocktail is basically a drinkable boozy version of a chocolate-covered strawberry. It is made with a simple homemade strawberry sauce that pairs so well with the chocolate liqueur. Garnish the glass with a chocolate-covered strawberry to make the perfect cocktail for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cocktail Recipe

A chocolate covered strawberry in cocktail form.

I'll be honest. Most of our Valentine's Days are really lame. They involve junk food delivery, homemade heart-shaped pizzas, a glass of wine, and going to bed early. I've never been one that wanted to go out and stroll through the town on love day. I'll take my lame Valentine's Day and be happy.

Though what's one thing I really do love? Holiday-themed food and drink. This year I am going to up my game and try to turn as many foods as possible into red and pink hearts but in a classy way, of course. Let's start with a cocktail.

One of my favorite Julia Child recipes to date is her fresh strawberry sauce. You can find it on page 592 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (affiliate link). This sauce is AMAZING. The possibilities of this sauce are endless. Put it on your ice cream, drown your desserts in it, stir it into your smoothies, eat it with a spoon straight out of the bowl, or put it in your cocktail. That cocktail idea is genius actually. Let's do that.

This strawberry sauce can be made using fresh or frozen strawberries. The first couple of times I made it, I used fresh. My arms may or may not have been sore the next day from this process. Have you ever forced fresh strawberries through a sieve? It is totally worth the effort, but it is a lot of effort.

I found the frozen strawberries to taste just as delicious with just as much natural strawberry flavor but less work overall. It's still going to take a little bit of effort, but it's Valentine's Day after all! Go the extra mile for your boo.

This delicious drink is perfect for all of you chocolate lovers out there and those of you with a sweet tooth. Great when served to guests as dessert martinis on special occasions!

Chocolate Strawberries Vodka

Chocolate Strawberries Cocktail: Ingredients

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✽ Frozen Strawberries: The key ingredient in this cocktail recipe that contributes natural flavors. Also a lot more tasty than just adding in plain simple syrup. You can also use fresh fruit if that's what you have on hand. I choose to use frozen strawberries because when they are thawed, they are a little easier to force through a sieve.

✽ Sugar: Adding a little bit of sugar cuts down on the tanginess so you get a perfectly balanced drink!

✽ Strawberry Vodka: This vodka not only adds in a little booze, but it is a great way to get a little more delicious strawberry fruity flavor. Some good brands are Veil Strawberry Vodka, Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka, and Frankly Organic Strawberry Vodka. Use Ciroc Vodka Red Berry for a Raspberry and Strawberry combo. If needed, you can use regular plain vodka, but you'd be missing out on some of that strawberry flavor. There's also a large selection of fruity vodka flavors that would also work- raspberry, cherry, blueberry, etc.

✽ Cream Liqueur A little bit of cream liqueur added to this cocktail brings it all together and gives it a silky finish. You can use an Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey's Irish Cream) or a chocolate cream liqueur. Use Horchata for a bit of added cinnamon flavor.

✽ Chocolate Liqueur Gotta have rich chocolate flavor if we want to make a chocolate strawberry. This stuff is so good and pairs so well with the strawberry sauce. My favorite is Godiva Liqueur. You could also grab one of the white chocolate liqueurs (such as Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur) or a dark chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur).

✽ Garnish I like to garnish the cocktail glass with an actual chocolate-covered strawberry. Not only does it look pretty, it also tastes great! You could also garnish with a plain fresh strawberry as well or top the cocktail with milk chocolate shavings. In addition, if you are feeling really fancy, dip the rim of the glass into a bit of chocolate sauce before straining the cocktail into it. Simply pour chocolate syrup or sauce on a small plate and roll the rims of the martini glasses in it until covered.

How to Make a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cocktail

➊ The first thing to do: make that amazing sauce. Defrost 1/2 cup of frozen sliced strawberries. You can leave them out at room temperature for about 45 minutes or you can defrost them in the microwave. I usually don't remember to set things out to defrost so the microwave is a handy tool. I did about 90 seconds on 30% power to get the strawberries completely thawed.

Now you must force these strawberries through a sieve into a medium bowl. I like to use a wooden spoon (warning: your spoon may stain reddish-pink) to mash the strawberries and push them up against the edges of the sieve to get them through. You'll end up with this beautiful red strawberry puree in your bowl.

After working those arm muscles, it's time to whisk in a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Julia Child recommends to mix the sauce with an electric mixer for 10 minutes to fully dissolve the sugar and thicken the sauce up nicely. I do skip this step simply for convenience in this recipe, but, by all means, feel free to include this step for yourself.

To make the strawberry juice thinner and easier to pour, go ahead and whisk in the 1 ounce of strawberry vodka. You could use plain vodka as well, just realize that your strawberry flavor will not be as strong.

βž‹ In a cocktail shaker, add in 1 ounce of cream liqueur (I used Irish cream), 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur, and a couple of ice cubes. Add the strawberry sauce/vodka mixture into the shaker, and give it a few good shakes for about 10 seconds. This will make the drink nice and cold! Strain it into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a chocolate strawberry or fresh strawberry slice. Cheers!

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cocktail

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

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This tasty drink is basically a chocolate covered strawberry in liquid form. It is made with a simple homemade strawberry sauce that pairs so well with the chocolate liqueur. Garnish the glass with a chocolate-covered strawberry to make the perfect dessert cocktail for Valentine's Day, an after-dinner drink, or girls night.

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β€’ 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries, see notes below for using fresh strawberries
β€’ 1/2 teaspoon sugar
β€’ 1 ounce strawberry vodka
β€’ 1 ounce cream liqueur
β€’ 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
β€’ Garnish: chocolate-covered strawberry, optional


➊ Defrost the frozen sliced strawberries by letting them sit out for about 45 minutes or microwaving them 90 seconds on 30% power.
βž‹ Force the thawed strawberries through a sieve into a bowl. Get as much juice as possible out of them! Whisk in the sugar until well combined. Then whisk in the strawberry vodka.
➌ Pour the cream liqueur and chocolate liqueur into a shaker with a couple of ice cubes. Pour in the strawberry sauce/vodka mixture. Give the shaker a few good shakes for about 10 seconds or until chilled.
➍ Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with a chocolate-covered strawberry or plain strawberry. Cheers!


✽ Fresh Strawberries: You can most definitely use fresh strawberries for making the strawberry sauce. Just know that it will take a little more work as fresh strawberries are harder than thawed pre-frozen strawberries. Hull, wash, and drain before sieving. I recommend cutting them into smaller pieces before forcing them through the sieve to make it a little bit easier on yourself.

✽ Strawberry Sauce: With Julia Child's strawberry sauce recipe, she recommends to mix the sauce with an electric mixer for 10 minutes after adding the sugar. This will fully dissolve the sugar and make the sauce thicker. I skip this step for simplicity, but you can include this step if it is to your liking!

✽ Vodka: You can use plain vodka for this recipe in place of strawberry vodka if you need/want to. I like using strawberry vodka because it really helps bring out the strawberry flavor beyond the chocolate liqueur.


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Category: Cocktails, Valentine's Day Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate cocktails, godiva chocolate liqueur drinks, valentines day cocktails, chocolate liqueur cocktail, decadent godiva chocolate martini recipe, dessert drinks

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More Strawberry Recipes:

✽ Bubbly Strawberry Margarita (another one of my fruity cocktails that is perfect for Valentine's Day)
✽ Sparkling Strawberry Gin (easy cocktail made with strawberries, sparkling wine, and gin- great for a hot day)
✽ Cherry-dipped Vanilla Strawberries (delicious dipped strawberries covered in a dark cherry sauce)
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January 29, 2021 by Laura Ehlers

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