A few weeks ago I had a Girls Night Out with a few friends and we started our night at a local pub. One of the drinks on special happened to be a French Martini which I had never heard of before…so of course I ordered it! You guys! It was amazing! And I am not one to be a big fan of martinis. There is a nice sweetness to this drink, but not overpoweringly so, as these happen to be made with pineapple juice and raspberry liqueur. I think these would be great for a Mother’s Day brunch, instead or mimosas, so I thought I’d share the recipe here with you today! (affiliate links present)
To recreate the French Martini I thoroughly enjoyed, I had to play around with the proportions of the 3 ingredients from various recipes I found online. I found that just using an everyday pineapple juice worked great. You will also need vodka…we tend to like Tito’s. But the key ingredient needed is raspberry liqueur. You may want to use Chambord, as this French liqueur is why this drink happens to be called a “French” martini, although I am sure any raspberry liqueur will do just as well! And of course martini glasses, chilled slightly with ice cubes, are a must!
- 2 oz Vodka
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Chambord or raspberry liqueur
- Ice cubes
- Fresh Raspberries, optional
- Fill a shaker or large glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in vodka, pineapple juice, and chambord.
- Cover and shake for 10-20 seconds.
- Strain drink into martini glass and garnish with fresh raspberries (optional)
A couple notes about this drink:
- The pineapple juice makes this drink frothy, so the more you shake it the more “foam” you will see when you pour it into the martini glass
- You can chill the martini glass by adding ice cubes to the glass to sit while you make and shake your drink up. This will make your martini stay cold longer!
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