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I have a weaknes in my heart for homemade Christmas gifts and I thought it was time to finally share some fun Paleo food ideas that you can give this year.  I was kicking around the idea of making Kahlua but then I remembered I had given up coffee. What’s a girl to do? I decided to share how to make chocolate vodka.


This recipe is simple as pie but it does take several days for the flavor to infuse.  I will let mine sit for up to 2 weeks but you can use it after 8 days. how-to-make-chocolate-vodka-2

I am a big fan of White Russian Cocktails. It was  my drink of choice when I hit the young age of 21. I haven’t had one in ages since I rarely drink but I added a splash of the chocolate vodka to cream over ice and it was heavenly.  It’s definitely an adult version of chocolate milk.


Homemade Holiday: How to Make Chocolate Vodka

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving



  1. Add the vodka and cacao nibs to a mason jar and cover with a lid.
  2. Let sit on the counter for 8 to 10 days.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat add the water and the swerve.

  4. Bring to a boil and then remove from the stove and let cool. Set aside.
  5. Strain the vodka through a cheesecloth and into a glass jar with a cap.
  6. Add in the cooled simple syrup and let set on our counter overnight.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Refrigerate any unused portion.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Holiday: How to Make Chocolate Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Patricia R.
    December 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I just whipped up a batch last night. I use a cordial making machine from the eighties. It uses radiant energy to make the cordials in half a day rather than weeks or months. I am letting it sit in a jar for a few days. By Sunday it should be ready to taste. I’ll let you know how it is. Thanks for the great recipe. I did use all vodka instead of part water. I have really been missing my Cupcake vodka in Devil’s Food.

  • erin
    December 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    once all the steps are completed does it need to be refrigerated if not drunk right away?

    • January 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Yes, I would store this in your fridge hun.

  • November 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Oh man, this look soooo delicious! I need to make this for a Christmas party.

  • November 28, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Wow what an awesome idea to do an infusion! I used to love using different liquor flavors, but once I found out how unhealthy they were I stopped using them, but it never occurred to me to make my own!

  • November 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Such a great idea for a grown-up holiday treat! 🙂

  • November 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

    YUM! This looks like such a fun holiday gift idea.

  • November 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Wow, this is such a fun recipe!!! I would never have thought of this. I love that nibs are used!

  • November 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Never had Chocolate vodka before…. sounds delish!

  • December 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Wow! What a cool idea! I never would have thought of that. I don’t drink, but if I did I know this would be a favorite since chocolate is SO delicious! This is so fun and festive for holidays too!

  • December 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    This is such a fun and creative gift idea! I love it!!

  • December 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    oh you temptress you!!! I might just have to try this!!

  • December 4, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Wow ! This is so inventive ! Never though of this flavor combo. Definitely need to try it !