Are you craving a luxurious yet vegan-friendly cocktail that will tantalize your taste buds and soothe your senses? Look no further than our Vegan Espresso Martini recipe, featuring the indulgent flavors of Chi Chi Chocolate’s Chill Bar. At Chi Chi Chocolates, we take pride in crafting chocolates that not only delight the palate but also offer a unique blend of traditional Chinese herbal formulas, including the renowned Chai Hu, found in our Chill Bar.


Before we dive into the recipe, let’s explore the fascinating history and benefits of Chai Hu:

Chai Hu, also known as Bupleurum root, has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. This versatile herb has been revered for centuries for its ability to harmonize the body’s energy, relieve stress, and promote a sense of calm. Traditionally, Chai Hu has been used as part of the formula Jia Wei Xiao Yao San, a renowned herbal remedy known for its balancing and anxiety-relieving properties.


Free and Easy Wanderer Plus

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San, which translates to “Free and Easy Wanderer Plus,” is a classical Chinese herbal formula that has been studied for its potential benefits in addressing anxiety and stress-related disorders. This formula typically includes a combination of herbs, including Chai Hu, along with other botanicals known for their calming and mood-balancing effects.

Now, let’s combine the soothing essence of Chai Hu with the bold flavors of espresso and chocolate in our Vegan Espresso Martini recipe:


Vegan Espresso Martini with Chi Chi Chocolate’s Chill Bar


  • 1 Chi Chi Chocolate Chill Bar
  • 2 shots of espresso, cooled
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • Ice cubes
  • Vegan whipped cream (optional), for garnish
  • Cocoa powder (optional), for garnish


  1. Begin by melting the Chi Chi Chocolate Chill Bar gently in a double boiler or microwave, then set it aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cooled espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and melted Chill Bar.
  3. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds, until well chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. If desired, top the martini with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for an extra touch of indulgence.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy the luscious flavors of our Vegan Espresso Martini, infused with the calming essence of Chai Hu from Chi Chi Chocolate’s Chill Bar.

With each sip of this decadent cocktail, you’ll experience the perfect balance of bold espresso, rich chocolate, and the soothing properties of Chai Hu. Elevate your cocktail hour with this exquisite creation, and indulge in the magic of Chinese herbal formulas infused in our gourmet chocolates.

Ready to elevate your vegan indulgence? Visit Chi Chi Chocolates to discover our full range of chocolates infused with traditional Chinese herbal formulas. Elevate your culinary and wellness journey with Chi Chi Chocolate’s Chill Bar today!

Cheers to indulgence, balance, and blissful moments!