French Martini

July 3, 2024

History:
French Martini is a cocktail known for its sweet and fruity taste profile. Despite its name, it has no historical connection to France or traditional martinis. Its popularity surged in the 1980s and 1990s, attributed to its introduction at Keith McNally’s Manhattan restaurant. Made with vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice, it offers a delightful blend of tartness and sweetness. Recognized by the International Bartenders Association (IBA), the French Martini remains a beloved choice among cocktail enthusiasts globally.

French Martini

Flavor:
French Martini is characterized by a harmonious blend of sweet and tart flavors. With hints of raspberry from the liqueur and the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice, it offers a delightful and refreshing taste experience.

IBA Category:
New Era Drinks

French Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 0.75 oz raspberry liqueur (such as “Chambord”)
  • 0.75 oz pineapple juice
  • ice cubes
  • fresh raspberries or a lemon twist (optional, for garnish)

French Martini

Recipe:
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Add vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice to the shaker.
3. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients thoroughly.
4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass using a cocktail strainer to remove the ice.
5. Optionally, garnish the drink with fresh raspberries skewered on a cocktail pick or a lemon twist.