Spider Bite Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Spider Bite Martini is a Halloween-themed cocktail that has gained popularity over the years. Its spooky name and intriguing color make it a hit at Halloween parties. The cocktail is a blend of vodka, creme de cacao, and cream, resulting in a smooth and creamy drink that's perfect for those who like their cocktails on the sweeter side.

How Spider Bite Martini Tastes?

The Spider Bite Martini is a sweet and creamy cocktail. The vodka provides a strong base, while the creme de cacao adds a rich chocolate flavor. The cream smooths out the cocktail, giving it a velvety texture that's easy on the palate.

Interesting facts about Spider Bite Martini

  • The Spider Bite Martini is often garnished with a plastic spider for a spooky effect.
  • Despite its Halloween theme, this cocktail can be enjoyed year-round.
  • The cocktail's rich and creamy texture makes it a great dessert drink.


  • Vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Creme de cacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Cream: 1 oz(30ml)

A few good options for Spider Bite Martini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Vodka is the spirit backbone of this cocktail; it's the canvas where other flavors paint their magic. Using 2 oz strikes the perfect balance between strength and subtlety, allowing for the creme de cacao and cream to shine without overpowering them. Too much vodka, and you'd feel like you've been bitten by a real spider - ouch! No vodka? Well, that's not a martini anymore, it's just a sweet, milky drink. An alternative could be white rum for a Spider Bite with a Caribbean twist.

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Creme de Cacao

Creme de Cacao adds the chocolate notes that make this drink more than just a boozy milkshake. At 1 oz, it is just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without turning the cocktail into dessert. Omitting it, and your Spider Bite loses its web - a vital part of its identity. If you're adventurous, try swapping it for a coffee liqueur for a mocha martini experience.

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Cream is what gives this drink its silky texture and luxurious mouthfeel. 1 oz creates the perfect balance, like the last piece in a jigsaw puzzle. Too much cream, and you'll drown the other flavors, making it too heavy. Without it, the drink loses its velvety cloak. Dairy-free? No problem! Coconut cream can offer a tropical take on this haunting treat.

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Recipe. How to make Spider Bite Martini Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, creme de cacao, and cream.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a plastic spider if desired.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Serve the cocktail chilled for the best taste.

Perfect Pairings


Pair the Spider Bite Martini with desserts that complement its creamy and sweet chocolate notes. A chocolate fondue with fruits like strawberries or bananas would be a perfect match. Rich desserts like chocolate lava cake or a silky chocolate mousse can also elevate the experience.


Opt for snacks with a crisp texture to contrast the smoothness of the martini. Consider something light like vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies. For a salty contrast, go with lightly salted nuts which will balance the sweetness of the cocktail.


A cheese plate featuring a mix of creamy brie, sharp cheddar, and a touch of gorgonzola can complement the depth of flavors in the Spider Bite Martini. The cheeses' creaminess and mold flavors provide a wonderful balance to the cocktail's sweet profile.

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What you could change in Spider Bite Martini

  • You can substitute the vodka with rum for a different flavor profile.
  • If you don't have creme de cacao, you can use chocolate liqueur instead.

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Espresso Spider Bite Martini

Add a shot of espresso along with the other ingredients for a caffeinated kick. The bitter notes of the espresso will create a sophisticated harmony with the sweet and creamy components. It's a buzz-worthy twist for coffee lovers!

White Choco Spider Bite Martini

Swap out the creme de cacao for white chocolate liqueur. This version will have a lighter, more buttery chocolate flavor, perfect for those who enjoy a subtle cocoa touch and want to explore a different side of sweetness.

Nutty Spider Bite Martini

Add a half ounce of hazelnut liqueur along with a drop of natural vanilla extract to the original recipe. This twist adds a nutty, aromatic layer to the cocktail, making each sip reminiscent of a chocolate hazelnut spread, great for indulging your sweet tooth.

In case you forgot basics how to make Spider Bite Martini

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Spider Bite Martini

What are some variations of the Spider Bite Martini?

Some variations of the Spider Bite Martini may include using different flavored vodkas or flavored creams to add a unique twist. You could also play around with the garnish for special occasions, using sugar rims or even edible glitter for an extra festive touch.

What about non-alcoholic version of Spider Bite Martini?

A non-alcoholic version of the Spider Bite Martini could be made using chocolate milk in place of Vodka and Creme de Cacao, and a non-dairy cream instead of cream.

What other types of garnishes can be used?

While a plastic spider is Halloween-themed, other garnishes could be used depending on the occasion. For example, a mint leave or a swirl of chocolate syrup would each give a different feel to the drink.

What equipment should I use to mix Spider Bite Martini?

A good quality cocktail shaker is a must to ensure that the ingredients are combined thoroughly and the cocktail is chilled before serving. You can also use a muddler to help blend the ingredients.

Can I use frozen glasses to serve Spider Bite Martini?

Yes, using a frozen glass can keep your drink colder for longer and add an extra touch to your presentation. Just make sure to freeze the glasses for a few hours before service.

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