Gluten Free Mocha Cocktail

Rather than a typical martini, which contains plenty of vodka, I created a sweeter and lighter in alcohol cocktail. I used to enjoy Godiva liqueur; however, it is not safe for those with gluten intolerance as stated on their website. Therefore, I have included a link to my homemade chocolate liqueur which I am sure you will enjoy.

Mocha Cocktail


Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Mocha Cocktail

A gluten free cocktail recipe with homemade chocolate liqueur and a bitters liqueur that is rich in cream, coffee, and if desired, ice cream.


  • Cold brewed coffee (not flavored)
  • Sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 oz Fernet liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Homemade Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 - 3 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • Gluten free unsweetened cocoa powder (Ghirardelli or Hershey's)
  • Gluten free hot fudge sauce (Smucker’s)
  • Scoop of gluten free coffee or chocolate ice cream (optional)
  • Gluten free whipped cream, for garnish (optional)


  1. Brew some coffee or make instant.
  2. Add sugar as if you were going to drink the coffee. Refrigerate and allow to cool.
  3. Add ice to a martini shaker.
  4. Add Fernet, chocolate liqueur, and cream. Shake it all up until well combined.
  5. Dip the rim of a glass into water and then into a plate of cocoa powder.
  6. Add some hot fudge sauce to the bottom of a glass in a decorative design or in stripes.
  7. Pour the cocktail mixture into the glass allowing room for coffee and/or ice cream.
  8. Add some of the sweetened coffee, to taste and ice cream, if desired.


For a nutty flavor, try substituting the Fernet liqueur for some Frangelico (hazel nut liqueur.)


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