A french martini is my absolute favorite martini. I discovered this delectable drink one night at one of our amazing, local restaurants, Peppercorn House. This is an Asian restaurant that serves Chinese as well as Japanese dishes. We love going there for a night out of delicious food and mouthwatering drinks.
I had never heard of a French Martini before, but it was listed as one of their signature drinks. Under the drink names, they listed the ingredients of each drink. So what is a French Martini? It’s vodka, chambord, and pineapple juice. Anything with chambord gets my immediate attention. I am a sucker for recipes that call for raspberries or the taste of raspberry! And pineapple juice is always a good time. After all, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the taste of pineapple.
A Different Choice
I am always nervous to try new things. Even if a recipe sounds as though I will love it, I’m always hesitant to venture outside of my comfort zone. Mainly because when I do try something new, 90% of the time, I am disappointed with my choice. Therefore, I get upset with myself that I didn’t order my go-to choice. I decided to give this martini a chance. I could always order something else, it wasn’t my dinner, just a drink.
My drink arrived and it looked AMAZING! I couldn’t wait to slurp that sucker down. One sip and I was SO RELIEVED and excited that I did take that leap of faith and tried this drink. It was so good, I loved it. So much so that I ordered another one with dinner. The first one was long gone before my dinner arrived.
Verdict Is In
I have since ordered these martinis at other restaurants and even though they all have their own variations, they are all yummy and enjoyable! Finally, I broke down and attempted to make my own concoction. I hadn’t made many martinis of my own, only ones that consisted of mixing vodka with a packaged mixture. The French Martini would be my FIRST attempt at making a martini from scratch so to speak. For a martini-making novice, this recipe is super easy. Don’t be afraid to make it. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and it is so worth the effort. Try it and enjoy!
- 1 oz Vodka If you prefer sweet, you can use vanilla vodka
- 1 oz Chambord
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 Raspberry for garnish
- Fill shaker 2/3 full of ice
- Measure each ingredient individually and add to shaker
- Cover shaker and shake well
- Pour into martini glass
- Garnish the glass with the raspberry