This recipe puts an antioxidant spin on the classic chocolate martini.

By By Nicole Crane
Photo: Nicole Crane

With this smooth and sweet matcha cocktail, you'll never need to choose between a dessert and a nightcap again. This recipe is a rich, chocolaty adult beverage with a hint of mint, and here's the twist: It gets an antioxidant boost from matcha green tea powder. The matcha blends well into the crème de cacao-a sweet chocolate liqueur-and the peppermint schnapps gives the martini a minty kick. If the chocolate-mint combo wasn't already a win, throwing a bit of shaved chocolate on top makes this drink even tastier.

To make it, all you need to do is throw four ingredients plus a handful of ice into a blender, give it a whir, pour it into a martini glass, and shave a bit of chocolate on top. If you don't have a blender on hand (or prefer your cocktails smooth instead of blended), you can mix the drink with ice in a shaker or opt to drink it on the rocks.

Whichever way you choose to whip up this matcha cocktail-shaken, blended, or stirred-you'll have a boozy dessert you can sip in two minutes flat. (Another creative way to drink matcha? This iced lavender matcha green tea latte recipe.)

Chocolate Mint Matcha Cocktail

Makes: 1 martini


  • 2 oz. crème de cacao
  • 2 oz. half and half
  • 1 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • Handful of ice
  • Shaved chocolate for topping


  1. Place all ingredients except grated chocolate in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass, and sprinkle shaved chocolate on top. Enjoy!

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