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This Caramel Martini is the easiest dessert martini out there. Add salted caramel and kahlua to a vodka martini and you have one of the sweetest cocktails – it’s like a creamy espresso martini – with chocolate!

tall clear glass with chocolate and mocha martini inside.

Salted Caramel Martini

This Caramel Martini is one of the best out there! It has a vanilla vodka martini base with milk and then I mixed chocolate and coffee liqueur with salted caramel. A caramel cream martini is perfect to finish off a meal as dessert – or just because it’s a Tuesday afternoon and you’re craving a martini!

This recipe shows how to make one martini or a pitcher for a party – because who doesn’t love having dessert cocktails on your dessert bar?

ingredients in salted caramel mocha martini laid out on a grey counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Vanilla Vodka: You can also use regular vodka and add a few drops of pure vanilla extract
  • Creme de Cacao: This is chocolate liqueur. I recommend getting the clear kind, any brand.
  • Kahlua: This is coffee liqueur.
  • Milk: I used whole milk but 2%, nondairy, or half and half would work also.
  • Salted Caramel Sauce – any brand.

How to make Caramel Mocha Martini

  • Rim each martini glass with caramel sauce. I do this by pouring caramel sauce on a plate and dip the top of the cocktail glass into it.
  • Place ice in a cocktail shaker and add vodka, creme de cacao, Kahlua, caramel syrup and milk. Cover with the lid, shake then strain and pour into prepared glass.
tall clear glass with chocolate and mocha martini inside.

Expert Tips

  • Martinis are all about the garnish! I put some coffee beans on mine to really bring all the flavors together – this is like a creamy espresso martini. You can also garnish with chocolate flakes.
  • You can use a martini glass or small coupe glasses for this.
  • Feel free to drizzle caramel sauce or chocolate sauce on the sides of a cocktail glass in addition to (or in place of) rimming the glass.
  • If you don’t like Kahlua you can substitute Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur or Rumchata.
  • If you have caramel vodka you can use that in place of the vanilla vodka.


How do I store this Martini?

If you make a pitcher and have leftovers, store this drink in the fridge for up to a month. I would recommend covering the top of your pitcher to prevent evaporation.

tall clear glass with chocolate and mocha martini inside.

Salted Caramel Mocha Martini

5 from 1 vote
Salted Caramel Mocha Martini – an easy martini recipe with coffee, caramel liqueur, vodka, and salted caramel mocha creamer! It’s the best dessert drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 or 10
Serving Size 1 drink


For one cocktail:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 1 tablespoon salted caramel sauce
  • Caramel sauce and whipped cream for garnish, optional

For a pitcher:

  • cups vanilla vodka
  • 1 ¼ cups Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ¼ cups Kahlua
  • 2 ½ cups  milk
  • cups  salted caramel sauce
  • Caramel sauce and whipped cream for garnish, optional
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  • Drizzle martini glass (or glasses, if making a pitcher) with caramel sauce.
  • For one drink: place ice in a cocktail shaker and add vodka, creme de cacao, Kahlua, caramel and milk. Shake then strain into glass.
  • For a pitcher: add vodka, creme de cacao, Kahlua, caramel and milk to the pitcher, stir, then chill until ready to serve.
  • Garnish each drink with whipped cream and more caramel sauce.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.01mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on March 8, 2024

Dorothy Kern

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  1. This drink looks sooo good!  You can’t beat that creaminess. And that’s so clever to put the coffee creamer in there. Yum. 

  2. I don’t love regular martinis (I know, who am I?!) but a chocolate martini is so irresistible. Loving this salted caramel version and can’t wait to make it during the holidays!!

  3. Martinis are my jam. And you totally had me at salted caramel. I’m seriously drooling over here! It’s 5:00 somewhere, right? (but only 8:30am here) 😉

  4. Chocolate martini drinks go down SO easily. There’s a drink here in DC that comes with chocolate shavings, so I can eat and drink at the same time. Heaven.
    This looks like heaven too! And it’s a great way to remember your 30th and what a great night it was. I can’t wait to try this!