Andes Mint Candy Martini: A Cocktail That's Mint to Be

We love finding a mint on our pillow, but we really want is one of these: a chocolate-mint cocktail that tastes just like Andes candy with a kick.

Updated February 28, 2024
Andes candy martini

If ever there was a mint we wanted left on our pillow, we're pretty sure it would be the Andes candy martini. Of course, we love the little green-wrapped mints that sometimes come with our restaurant check, but we're pretty sure we'd appreciate this chocolate-mint cocktail even more.

How to Make an Andes Candy Mint Martini

You + Andes Candy Martini = Mint 2B 2gether 4ever. No matter how you slice it, that's just math, and you can't argue with math. 


  • 1 ounce chocolate vodka
  • ¾ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce white crème de menthe
  • Ice
  • Heavy cream and mint leaf for garnish


  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, and crème de menthe.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a splash of heavy cream and a mint leaf.

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Variations and Substitutions

Chocolate and mint are classic flavor pairings, and there's more than one formula to make it happen.

  • Play with white chocolate or dark chocolate liqueur to give your chocolatey mint martini a unique spin.
  • Chocolate mint is an actual plant, despite how wild that may seem. Infuse your vodka with this herb for a leg up on those mint flavors by adding a tablespoon of coarsely chopped chocolate.
  • Skip the Irish cream and use heavy cream, whole milk, or even heavy whipping cream for a thicker martini.
  • Instead of chocolate vodka, use vanilla or whipped cream vodka for a more indulgent cocktail that'll add an extra layer of flavor.
  • Use a clear chocolate liqueur and green crème de menthe to make your Andes Candy martini a bright green. Make it pop even more by using a half-ounce of the chocolate liqueur and a three-quarters ounce of the crème de menthe.
  • Drop in a few dashes of chocolate bitters to add flavor without sweetness.


Decorate your Andes candy martini in several ways, from simple and chic to fancy with a flair.

  • Melt several unwrapped Andes candy mints and drizzle the melted chocolate on the inside of the martini glass or dip the rim in the chocolate.
  • Add a sprinkle of chocolate shavings, coarsely chopped chocolate, or even chocolate sprinkles on top of your Andes candy martini.
  • Include a dollop of whipped cream for a truly dessert martini.
  • Channel the Andes candy flavor by coarsely chopping those up and sprinkling them on top.
  • Nothing completes a dessert like a cherry. Drop a maraschino or cocktail cherry into the glass, or pierce it with a cocktail skewer.

Making a Martini That's Absolutely Mint

Hop on past the usual chocolate mint martini and slide into something a little more comfortable. This Andes candy martini may just change your mind about a minty cocktail. So embrace those sweet chocolate notes with that whisper of mint, but don't forget to share.

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Andes Mint Candy Martini: A Cocktail That's Mint to Be