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The French Martini is a simple but elegant cocktail that was invented in the 1980s. It’s especially delicious for those of us that are fans of pineapple-based cocktails. Speaking of pineapple, if you enjoy cocktails with pineapple in them, don’t miss out on my Pineapple Prosecco Party Punch or my Pina Colada Recipe.

Table of Contents
  1. How to Make a French Martini
  2. How to Garnish the Drink
  3. French Martini Recipe
French Martini in a glass garnished with pineapple leaf and raspberry with a pineapple in the background.

How to Make a French Martini

To get started making this cocktail, you’ll want to ensure you have a Boston Shaker which is used to shake the cocktail and combine the ingredients, while also making it cold and delicious.

You can often pick them up on Amazon or at your local supplier for a reasonable price ($10-20) or do what I do and go hit some thrift stores, you’ll often find much nicer ones than you can buy in the store and for far cheaper (just make sure to wash them thoroughly).

Once you have the equipment you need, it’s time to start combining the cocktail.

  • Pour the Vodka, Pineapple Juice and Raspberry Liqueur into the Boston shaker with a few ice cubes (try to use larger ones, not chipped as they do not dissolve as quickly and you can water down your drink accidentally if you use too small of ice cubes).
  • You want to shake the ingredients until the Boston shaker is cold to the touch, then pour into a chilled Martini glass like the one pictured below. I often fill my glasses with ice while mixing the drink, then dump the ice in the sink and pour the cocktail in. It’s a very easy and common way to chill the glass quickly.

How to Garnish the Drink

Next up is the garnishing. Find a nice pineapple leaf that isn’t too browned and pull it off, run a metal cocktail skewer through a raspberry first and then the leaf and pop it into the glass. You are now ready to serve!

Give my Flirtini cocktail a try next!

Enjoy responsibly!

Mr. Magpie

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French Martini

A simple and elegant French martini with only three simple ingredients! It's easy to make and delicious as well!
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Course
cocktails
Cuisine
French
Servings
1
Calories
6
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • Ice Cubes
  • Parts Absolut Vodka
  • Parts Pineapple Juice
  • ½ Part Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1 Leaf Pineapple

Instructions
 

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Recipe Notes

You can also garnish with a pineapple slice if preferred (although we chose not to to avoid the drink tipping over from the weight, be sure to use a small, thin one if you choose to do so).

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4oz, Calories: 6kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.3g, Protein: 0.01g, Sodium: 0.1mg, Potassium: 2mg, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 0.1IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 0.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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