French Martini

French Martini cocktail
The French martini cocktail is a delightful blend of vodka, pineapple juice and Chambord raspberry liqueur, the mix of which results in a pleasing berry flavour and sweet raspberry aroma.
French martini might be filled with the spirit of France, but it was invented in the 1980s at one of Keith McNally's New York City bars. The cocktail was popular during the 1980s–1990s cocktail renaissance.
The drink is an official cocktail of the International Bartender Association and is usually served as an aperitif.
We also have recipes for similar Martini drinks like the Espresso Martini, Dry Martini, Porn Star Martini, and a Cherry Martini.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • martini glass


  • 60 ml vodka
  • 45 ml pineapple juice
  • 15 ml Chambord
  • lemon twist (to garnish, optional)


  • Mix the vodka, pineapple juice and the chambord into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well until chilled.
  •  Strain gently into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist (optional).


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What is an aperitif?

The word Aperitif was originally used by the French to refer to an alcoholic drink to be consumed before dinner. Some popular examples of an aperitif are; the Dubonnet, Vesper Martini, Negroni, Aperol Spritz or the Cardinale cocktail.

The "martini glass" was invented before the martini – it was just used for other drinks.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.