Monday, July 4

French Martini

Many times it is thought of a ladies drink, but really a quite good cocktail. I just had two of them tonight and it was very tasty. I would definitely be good for an after dinner drink.

I've seen two versions of the recipe, one with pineapple juice and one without. The one without has a very strong raspberry flavor, the one with is a pretty nice balanced flavor.

Here are the two variations...

French Martini (with pineapple juice)
2 parts Vodka
2 parts Pineapple Juice
1 part Chambord

Shake ingredients with ice & strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


French Martini (without pineapple juice)
1.5 parts Vodka
1 part Chambord

Stir ingredients with ice & strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a raspberry.

I think I like the version with pineapple juice better. Also, the lemon twist gives you that confused taste buds sensation that is the sign of a great cocktail.

Cheers!

Image courtesy of www.chambordonline.com

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A recipe for a freaking French drink on JULY 4TH!!! Come on, leave the love of the Frogs to any of the other 364 days of the year.

CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS!!!

bar.mix.master said...

That's funny! I didn't even think about that.

They did give us the Statue of Liberty after all. :)

Anonymous said...

Stop hating on the french you asshole. The french martini is fabulous and i bet id need at least 30 of them before laying eyes on your ugly ass.
happy 4th.

Anonymous said...

that is YUMMY. I love it this way (w/pineapple)- sometimes with a champagne floater...

Anonymous said...

For A better french martini add a splash of bitters