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Last Updated on January 4, 2022 by Lisa Johnson
This Milky Way Martini has all the flavors of your favorite chocolate and caramel candy bar. This fun, chocolaty cocktail can be whipped up in minutes with three simple ingredients: crème de cacao, whipped vodka, and caramel vodka.
Check out the Holiday Martinis page for even more festive, easy to whip up martini recipes for any holiday gathering throughout the year!
✨ Recipe Inspiration
It’s time to celebrate this month’s Cooking with Astrology, and this month is Aquarius! So many things come to mind when I hear Aquarius…the song “Age of Aquarius”…the 60’s…rainbows and hippies. I tried to control myself and not go too crazy…..but we had to start our meal off with a Milky Way Martini!
I used to LOVE Milky Way candy bars, but they are caramel covered in milk chocolate. A big no no when you can’t eat dairy, but this martini has all of the flavors without any dairy! Cream de Cacao, Caramel Vodka, and Whipped Cream Vodka to mimic the nougat filling.
Are you curious who this imaginary meal is being shared with? I searched and searched for a celebrity Aquarius to use for inspiration, and I could only find one (that was not married).
Ashton Kutcher…..I can work with that! Christopher Ashton Kutcher is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which is where I currently reside, and is of Bohemian/Czech heritage. So this month we will be having Czech inspired dishes that are popular here in Eastern Iowa.
♒ Aquarius Meal Recipes
Okay, back to the Milky Way Martini. I had two different ideas in my head of how I wanted these martinis to look, so obviously I made both! I started with the clear cream de cacao and a bite sized milky way candy on a tooth pick. This one looks the most like a traditional martini.
So then I also tried it with dark cream de cocoa and a milky way candy cut to fit on the edge of the glass.
It might just be my imagination, but I preferred the martini made with the dark cream de cacao. It had more of a chocolate flavor than the clear one. Both were delicious, I guess it comes down to how you would like your drink to look.
🍸How do you make a Milky Way Martini?
Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add cream de cacao, caramel vodka, and whipped cream vodka to the shaker. Shake to combine.
Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a milky way candy and serve!
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Milky Way Martini
- 2 ounces Cream de Cacao clear or dark
- 2 ounces Caramel Vodka I used Pearl
- 1 ounce Whipped Cream Vodka I used Pinnacle
- 1 bite sized Milky Way to garnish
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Add cream de cocoa, caramel vodka, and whipped cream vodka to the shaker. Shake to combine.
- Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a milky way candy and serve.