Sweetie Martini Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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Looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day drink? Try the Sweetie Martini, an exquisite mix of vanilla vodka and rich chocolate liqueur. This recipe is not only delicious but also visually stunning, making it a great choice for a special date night or as a festive treat to share with loved ones.

Valentine's Day cocktail in martini glass with heart sprinkles.

As we approach the season of love, I’m excited to share with you a special treat that’s close to my heart – the Sweetie Martini. Created by me in 2014, this cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a celebration of love, friendship, and the joys of sharing. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your significant other or a fun night with friends, this delightful concoction is sure to add an extra sparkle to your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

(Oh, and if you’re looking for more sweet treats, be sure to check out all of my Valentine’s Day recipes and ideas!)

It’s somewhat inspired by a cake batter martini, but kissed with color to make it perfectly appropriate for the upcoming holiday. It’s the perfect sweet cocktail recipe. Plus, I had these really cute heart sprinkles that I wanted to use on something.

pink martini in glass with red and pink heart sprinkles.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Perfectly Themed for Valentine’s Day: This Sweetie Martini is more than just a drink; it’s a celebration of love and friendship, making it the ideal companion for your Valentine’s Day festivities.
  • Simple Yet Sophisticated: With an easy-to-follow recipe that combines the smoothness of vanilla vodka and the rich flavors of white chocolate and amaretto liqueurs, this cocktail is a breeze to make yet feels luxuriously sophisticated.
  • A Visual Treat: The festive sprinkle-rimmed glass, coupled with the vibrant hues of the cocktail, makes this drink a feast for the eyes. It’s sure to be the star of your Valentine’s Day table.
  • A Crowd Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day party with friends or enjoying a quiet evening, the Sweetie Martini is guaranteed to impress. It’s a drink that everyone will be talking about long after the last sip.
sweetie martini in a glass with sprinkle rim garnish.

Ingredients

Let’s gather up the ingredients you’ll need to make this sweet Valentine’s Day cocktail.

  • Vanilla Vodka: A flavored vodka that infuses the drink with a delicate, sweet vanilla essence.
  • White Chocolate Liqueur: This creamy liqueur adds a touch of elegance and a rich, white chocolate flavor. Previously, I used Godiva’s White Chocolate Liqueur. However, that is no longer sold, so I now use Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur which I love just as much!
  • Amaretto Liqueur: A sweet and slightly nutty liqueur that brings a deep almond undertone.
  • Grenadine: A vibrant red syrup that provides a hint of fruity sweetness and a beautiful color.
  • Half and Half: This dairy component adds creaminess, creating a luxuriously smooth texture.
  • Honey: Used for the glass rim, it gives a natural sweetness and helps the sprinkles to adhere.
  • Sprinkles: Colorful and fun, sprinkles add a festive flair to the presentation of the cocktail. I like hearts, but you can use whatever you have / like. These heart sprinkles are my personal favorite.
Valentine's Day martini in front of white pitcher with roses.

How to Make

I’ll walk you through the steps for making this Sweetie Martini Valentine’s Day cocktail below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Using two separate plates, add a small amount of honey to one and sprinkles to the other. 
  2. Coat the rim of a martini glass in the honey first, then the sprinkles. Set aside.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously. 
  4. Strain into your rimmed martini glass.

And there you have it – the Sweetie Martini, a drink that’s as delightful to make as it is to sip. I hope this post has inspired you to try your hand at this charming cocktail and add a touch of sweetness to your Valentine’s Day.

sweetie martini cocktail pink in color.

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martini for Valentine's Day with sprinkle garnish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use if I don’t have vanilla vodka?

Regular vodka works fine. You can add a drop of vanilla extract or use a vanilla bean to infuse the vodka with vanilla flavor. I also really like whipped vodka!

What are some good food pairings with this cocktail?

This Valentine’s Day cocktail pairs wonderfully with light appetizers, chocolate desserts, or a romantic cheese platter.

How do I get the sprinkles to stick to the rim of the glass?

Dip the rim of the glass first in honey and then gently into the sprinkles. The honey acts as a glue, holding the sprinkles in place.

Can I use a different type of glass if I don’t have a martini glass?

Of course! Any cocktail glass will do. The presentation might be different, but it will still taste delicious.

sweetie martini Valentine's Day cocktail.
pink cocktail for Valentine's Day in martini glass with sprinkle garnish.

More Sweet Cocktails You Will Love

I hope you’ll try shaking up one of these Valentine’s Day Cocktail. I certain you’re going to enjoy this Sweetie Martini! If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Sweetie Martini: Valentine's Day Cocktail

Sweetie Martini

This Sweetie Martini is a delicious and beautiful Valentine’s Day Cocktail that’s perfect for sharing with friends or someone special.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, martini, valentine’s day
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 2 ounces half and half
  • Honey and sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • Using two separate platesb add a small amount of honey to one and sprinkles to the other.
  • Coat the rim of a martini glass in the honey first, then the sprinkles. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into your rimmed martini glass. Sip and enjoy! 

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17 Comments

  1. Hey Michael
    We miss you! Excited for your next post. You are so talented and kind and have such a bright future! Thanks for sharing all your hard work and skills. (Also, we just had our beautiful little baby girl and I have been catching up on your blog while I snuggle her)

  2. I rarely every drink, but I really, REALLY want one of those! It’s gorgeous! Great links, thanks for taking the time to put them together.

  3. Hey there IBC!
    Love this drink as I’m not a big fan of straight, hardcore martini’s yet love drinking pretty drinks and of course who doesn’t have “cute heart sprinkles” laying around the house that need to be used.
    One of my favorite things you do is share links! It’s like a friend saying “hey check this out” and the best thing is they are always great things I would never would have found on my own.

    BTW, I am leaving this because I read Grace’s State of a Blog and want you to know that even though
    I don’t always post a comment, I always appreciate all the hard and thoughtful work you put into making my day better because of IBC.

  4. This is absolutely adorable — and I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks! Doesn’t hurt that pink is my favorite color. 😉 Looking forward to going through the links, too! I love Cheryl Strayed; Wild was amazing. I’ve had Tiny Beautiful Things on my wishlist for a while now!