French Martini

A French Martini is made with Chambord

A French Martini is made with Chambord

This French Martini is made with just three ingredients: Chambord liqueur, vodka, and pineapple juice. What could be easier to make, to look at, and to drink?

The French Martini is memorable cocktail

The French Martini is memorable cocktail….let’s go make some memories!

Because Chambord is probably my favorite of all liqueurs, I thought it would be fun to try this cocktail. I had a few doubts about the pineapple juice, but those doubts were erased after I made my very first French Martini. How does it taste? It’s fruity and sweet, but not in a cloying way…the pineapple and black raspberry flavors play off of each other incredibly well. The vodka seems to intensify the vanilla, berry, and herbal flavors of the Chambord.

Fabulous French Martini

Fabulous French Martini

The color, a pinkish gold, is so pretty, and after you shake up everything over ice and pour it in your glass, there’s an impressive foamy white top. I took these photos up to ten minutes after making this drink, and the foamy top is still gorgeous.

Go ahead and try a French Martini

Go ahead and try a French Martini

I added two blackberries to a favorite martini pick for garnish. Chambord is made from blackberries, raspberries, black currants, cognac, vanilla, and herbs, so blackberries or raspberries are the perfect fruit to skewer for this cocktail. I think a lemon twist would be a nice garnish too.

Try this pretty French Martini

Try this pretty and tasty cocktail!

The Chambord website itself is beautiful, with striking graphics and easy recipes. Chambord’s recipe for the French Martini can be found here. I tinkered with Chambord’s recipe just a tad, adding a bit more pineapple juice and Chambord and bit less vodka. Here’s my printable version of the recipe for the French Martini:

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French Martini
 
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Chambord liqueur, vodka, and pineapple juice combine for a wonderful shaken cocktail.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: French
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 and ½ ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce Chambord
Instructions
  1. Pour all three ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Fill shaker halfway with ice
  3. Shake for 45 seconds
  4. Strain into martini glass
  5. Garnish with one or two blackberries or raspberries on a pick or skewer.

French Martini: a fab cocktail

French Martini: a fab cocktail

Enjoy!

–G

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Comments

  1. Robin Osborne says

    This is best when made with Grey Goose vodka (Vodka made in France too, so sticking with the theme!) My recipe is 1 oz. vodka, 1 oz. Chambord, 2 oz. pineapple juice. Yum!

  2. says

    You display the most delicious looking cocktails Ginger. I am going to have to create a Pinterest Board just for them. Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon! I hope you will join me at #thursdayfavoritethings

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