25ml Vodka (Raspberry works well)
50ml Pineapple Juice
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
When you shake pineapple juice it produces a thick rich foam, a bit like you might get in a sours cocktail (with egg whites or foamer). When making any drinks that shake pineapple juice, exercise caution if increasing ingredients to make two or more cocktails in one shaker – you must be sure there is enough room for the liquid expansion. Most shakers can do two comfortably.
About The French Martini
It’s hugely popular that’s for sure and could be grouped in with the Disco Cocktail category (think Cosmopolitan, Sex On The Beach and Pina Colada). It was said to be invented in New York at one of famous restauranteur Keith McNally’s venues in the 1980’s, after which it appeared for certain on the menu of his SoHo haunt Balthazar.
As you would expect, the French Martini recipe made its way across the pond to London and became a stalwart cocktail of the ’90s and 2000s in a great many bars including the Met Bar and The Living Room chain.
Our recipe above is a slight variation on the classic, we add fresh raspberries to the cocktail to extract the fresh juice and add a slight sour note to balance the cocktail.
Did You Know?
It’s named the French Martini due to the inclusion of the French blackberry liqueur Chambord into the recipe.