Last night I went to a social gathering and brought a pitcher of my fabulous Tootsie Roll Martinis. I didn't even end up drinking one (I wanted to make my 6:15 a.m. yoga class today), but everyone loved them so much I figured it would be worthwhile to share the recipe.
Tootsie Roll Martinis
1 cup creamy chocolate liqueur (Godiva, Vermeer, etc.)
1 cup Irish cream liqueur (I like McCormick, but Bailey's is good, too)
1 cup vanilla vodka
1/2 cup clear chocolate liqueur (optional)
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Mix together in a pitcher and add ice to chill and provide a little much-needed dilution of the alcohol. Don't skip the Grand Marnier - it's the secret ingredient that makes these martinis taste like a Tootsie Roll instead of just chocolate alone. Garnish martini glasses with actual Tootsie Rolls or chocolate syrup-coated rims if you're the kind of person who does that sort of thing.