Break your chocolate up into bite-sized pieces.
In a pot combine chocolate pieces, cream, water and sugar over medium heat stir mixture until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth – like hot chocolate. *Do not bring to a boil*
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature,
Store in fridge in a sealed bottle or jar until chilled.
Add in vodka, start with 1/2 cup, shake (or stir) mixture and taste. Add in another 1/4 cup of vodka...shake and taste and finally add in the last 1/4 cup (if you choose...we all like our cocktails at different strengths). You can always add more as well.
If it's too thick, you can always add water.
Store in fridge until ready to serve.
*I like to pop it in the freezer for a 1/2 hour before drinking, mmm!
When ready to enjoy,.shave a little chocolate for rimming your glass or topping the martini.
Shake mixture very well and pour directly into your glasses...You can use a cocktail shaker with ice as well and strain it out. It's up to you.
Mixture keeps for a week in your fridge.