French martini

The French martini is a fruity cocktail made with vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord. It has a sweet and tangy flavor with a beautiful pink color.

French martini recipe

  • 4.5 cl vodka
  • 1.5 cl Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1.5 cl fresh pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink.

Directions for how to make the French martini

  1. Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker
  2. Pour 4.5 cl vodka, 1.5 cl Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, and 1.5 cl fresh pineapple juice into the shaker
  3. Shake the shaker vigorously to mix the ingredients well
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled Cocktail glass
  5. Take a lemon peel and express the oils over the drink by squeezing the peel.
  6. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cocktail cherry on a skewer, if desired
  7. Serve and enjoy the classic French martini drink.

Tips for how to make the perfect French martini

  • Chill the martini glass by filling it with ice cubes and some water beforehand, and then emptying it right before pouring in the drink.
  • Use high-quality ingredients, such as a good-quality vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur, and freshly squeezed pineapple juice, to get a well-rounded flavor profile.
  • Shake the ingredients together vigorously with ice cubes to blend them well and create a frothy texture, then strain the drink into the chilled martini glass for a sophisticated presentation.
  • Garnish the drink with a twist of lemon or a couple of fresh raspberries to add a pop of color and an extra burst of flavor.

Alcohol-free alternative to the French martini

A mocktail that could be an alcohol-free alternative to the French Martini would be the Raspberry Lemonade Mocktail. It’s a refreshing blend of sweet and tangy flavors that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups raspberry lemonade
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberry puree
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Raspberry and lemon wedges for garnish


  1. In a blender, add raspberry lemonade, raspberry puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes. Blend well until smooth.
  2. Chill the mixture in a refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Add ice cubes to a serving glass, pour in the raspberry lemonade mixture, and garnish with a raspberry and lemon wedge.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

French martini fun facts

  1. Despite its name, the French martini was actually invented in New York City in the 1980s.
  2. It is made with vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord, a raspberry liqueur.
  3. The original recipe for the French martini did not include Chambord, and instead used framboise, a raspberry brandy.
  4. Some versions of the French martini include a splash of lemon juice for added tartness.
  5. The French martini is often garnished with a slice of pineapple or a lemon twist.