Normally I shy away from chocolaty cocktails, but with Valentine's Day around the corner, I figured what the heck.
Recipe & Image via Giada De Laurentiis at The Food Network
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2/3 cup brewed espresso, chilled
2/3 cup Kahlua
2/3 cup vanilla-flavored vodka
Cocktail tools: cocktail shaker
Combine the chocolate and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and microwave in 20 second increments until the chocolate is melted. Give it a quick mix to fully combine the chocolate and the water. Set aside to cool slightly.
Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses into the melted chocolate and chill the glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes.
In a pitcher, mix together the espresso, Kahlua and vodka. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. In batches, add the vodka mixture and shake for 10 seconds. Strain the mixture into the chilled glasses and serve.