French Martini

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French Martini
IBA official cocktail
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Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail Glass (Martini).svg
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
  • 5 cl vodka
  • 2.5 cl Raspberry Liqueur
  • 5.5 cl fresh pineapple juice
PreparationPour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink.
TimingBefore Dinner
dagger French Martini recipe at International Bartenders Association

The French Martini was invented in the 1980s at one of Keith McNally's New York City bars. It next appeared on the drinks menu at McNally's Balthazar in SoHo in 1996. The cocktail was produced during the 1980s-1990s cocktail Renaissance. The key ingredient that makes a Martini "French" is Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur that has been produced in France since 1685.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ French Martini