Chocolate Nut Martini (Nutty Uncle)

Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink. Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink.

Earlier this year I made a new candy treat — chocolate nut clusters, a combo of nuts and a rich chocolate coating. Crunchy and flavorful, they were hugely popular! And provided some of the inspiration for this Chocolate Nut Martini. 

The rest of the inspiration came from the Nutcracker ballet. My daughters performed in the production growing up, so I’ve seen it a million times. And I always wondered how many families had eccentric uncles, like in the show, who livened up their Christmas Eves. Hence the nickname, the Nutty Uncle.

How to Make a Chocolate Nut Martini

The drink couldn’t be much easier to make. You simply pour the liqueurs and cream into a shaker

Add ice

Shake and strain into a martini glass

Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired.Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink.

Notes

The recipe calls for Walnut liqueur which can be a challenge to find. After some searching, I got mine at Total Wine (not sponsored). If you can’t find it, you could use almond liqueur instead or add a little more Hazelnut. Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink.

My first version of this Chocolate Nut Martini turned out to be very sweet–even for a drink that’s supposed to be sweet. So I added a little cream… which totally fixed the problem. In the absence of cream, you could reduce the liqueurs to a half ounce each and add an ounce of vodka. Yes, after months of shopping avoidance, I am a master of substitution!

The holidays aren’t going to be the same this year, so I’m grabbing on to every bit of joy I can.  And wishing you love and peace this holiday season.

Chocolate Nut Martini (Nutty Uncle)

Chocolate Nut Martini (Nutty Uncle)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce Hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce Walnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce cream or half and half
  • ice
  • optional whipped cream and/or sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

Add all ingredients except garnishes to a cocktail shaker.

Shake then strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with whipped cream and/or sprinkles if desired.

Enjoy

Rich and festive, this Chocolate Nut Martini blends three liqueurs with cream for a special holiday drink.

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Nut Martini (Nutty Uncle)

    1. Inger Post author

      That was my first impulse Nancy. But it tasted quite a bit “boozier” that way and I could just hear my kids complaining, “Mom makes the strongest drinks”. ;). Silly kids (young adults)!

  1. Sue Lau

    I have some pecan liqueur that might work great in this if I can’t find walnut. Normally I’d hop across the river to Kentucky to grab some at a huge store, but the bridge is closed after two trucks had a fire disaster on it.
    Love the gold sprinkles!

    1. Inger Post author

      Love the idea of pecan liqueur. My main goal was not to produce “just another hazelnut” drink so go for it!

  2. Liz @ Books n' Cooks

    This sounds so indulgently wonderful – and I think I have everything to make some version of it! Need to figure out which nut liquors I actually have. But it sounds like dessert in a glass to me. Yum!

  3. Raymund

    My daughter did a lot of ballet as well when she was young up until age of 12. Christmas was the season they do the full performance. Talking about eccentric uncles, well I am not sure if I had one, I may be that one, hopefully not :p

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