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Tiramisu Martini Cocktail Recipe

Tiramisu Martini
Photography by Taylor Slavin, taylorslavinphoto.com

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, so why not make it into a dessert drink? Yes, let’s do this – a tiramisu martini.

Holy delicious cocktail. Seriously. This is incredible. It’s definitely a dessert drink, but ohhhh sooo worth a few extra calories. I mean, it’s ok to live a little. This tiramisu martini tastes exactly like the classic famed Italian dessert, but in drinkable form in a martini glass.

This cocktail has the primary coffee flavor of traditional tiramisu. The half and half cream in this drink takes over for the mascarpone cheese from the dessert. Add chocolate shavings on top or chocolate syrup in the glass or on the rim. That adds the chocolate notes from the classic dessert. My favorite part is the vanilla simple syrup using honey instead of sugar. It adds such a rich flavor to the drink.

Some versions of this cocktail use an irish cream liqueur like Bailey’s, and others use a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico or even a touch of coffee. I experimented with different versions but enjoyed this tiramisu cocktail recipe the most. I found with the ingredients used in this tiramisu martini recipe, the flavors blend perfectly. The best part of this martini is the use of the homemade vanilla syrup. If you want to get extra fancy, you can use chilled martini glasses.

I hope you’ll try this after dinner drink, it won’t disappoint. It has become one of my favorite dessert cocktail recipes.

Tiramisu Martini
Photography by Taylor Slavin, taylorslavinphoto.com
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Tools You’ll Need

What You’ll Need – Cocktail Ingredients

For the Tiramisu Martini

  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur like kahlua (one of my favorite liqueurs)
  • 1-1/2 ounces half n half
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 tsp vanilla simple syrup (see below)
  • Dark chocolate and/or white chocolate shavings or a dash of cocoa for the top

For the vanilla syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1 – Chill the martini glasses in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

2 – While the glasses are chilling, prepare the vanilla syrup.

3 – Combine 1/2 cup honey with 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and bring to a simmer. Simmer on low for approximately 5 minutes until the natural sugars in the honey are fully combined with the water and vanilla.

4 – Allow the vanilla simple syrup to cool.

5 – In a cocktail shaker, combine the kahlua, vanilla vodka, half and half cream and the homemade vanilla simple syrup in the correct proporations as noted. Add ice and shake like crazy.

6 – Remove the martini glass from the freezer and prepare the glass by rimming it. Using a shallow plate, rim the martini cocktail glasses with fine sugar or chocolate sauce. If using sugar, wet the edge of the glass with a wet paper towel and then roll it in the fine sugar on the plate. If using chocolate syrup, simply put some chocolate on a shallow plate and roll the glass around the chocolate sauce.

7 – Pour the cocktail into the chilled martini glass.

8 – I like to finish my martini with some white chocolate and dark chocolate shavings on the top using a small grater.

What to Serve with a Tiramisu Martini

Since this classic Italian dessert is made with layers of lady fingers, let’s serve this tasty tiramisu martini the right way using all the traditional flavors of tiramisu. Serve this delicious dessert cocktail with lady finger cookies.

A tiramisu martini is a great holiday cocktail. It’s also perfect for date night. This martini is a great drink after a long day of work to wind down your evening. If you like dessert cocktails, you will love this dessert in cocktail form.

Tiramisu Martini
Photography by Taylor Slavin, taylorslavinphoto.com

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Tiramisu Martini

Tiramisu Martini Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail has the primary coffee flavor of traditional tiramisu. The half and half cream in this drink takes over for the mascarpone cheese from the dessert. Add chocolate shavings on top or chocolate syrup in the glass or on the rim. That adds the chocolate notes from the classic dessert. My favorite part is the vanilla simple syrup using honey instead of sugar. It adds such a rich flavor to the drink.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink
Calories 297 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glasses
  • Small grater / zester

Ingredients
  

For the Tiramisu Martini:

  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur like kahlua
  • 1.5 ounces half n half cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 tsp vanilla simple syrup see below
  • Dark chocolate and/or white chocolate shavings or a dash of cocoa for the top

For the Vanilla Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Chill the martini glasses in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  • While the glasses are chilling, prepare the vanilla syrup.
  • Combine 1/2 cup honey with 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and bring to a simmer. Simmer on low for approximately 5 minutes until the natural sugars in the honey are fully combined with the water and vanilla.
  • Allow the vanilla simple syrup to cool.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the kahlua, vanilla vodka, half and half cream and the homemade vanilla simple syrup in the correct proporations as noted. Add ice and shake like crazy.
  • Remove the martini glass from the freezer and prepare the glass by rimming it. Using a shallow plate, rim the martini cocktail glasses with fine sugar or chocolate sauce. If using sugar, wet the edge of the glass with a wet paper towel and then roll it in the fine sugar on the plate. If using chocolate syrup, simply put some chocolate on a shallow plate and roll the glass around the chocolate sauce.
  • Pour the cocktail into the chilled martini glass.
  • I like to finish my martini with some white chocolate and dark chocolate shavings on the top using a small grater.

Notes

Nutritional information is estimated and provided for your reference only.
Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Martini Cocktail Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 drink
Amount per Serving
Calories
297
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
15
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
23
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Sugar
 
32
g
36
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
50
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
16
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Barb

    5 stars
    This is a delicious dessert drink!

  2. xmc.pl

    I adore this blog layout . How was it made? It is really good!

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