Foodie Friday: French Martinis



Okay, so it’s not strictly food, but it’s delicious so work with me here. I’ve had a pretty busy week, and unfortunately, just haven’t had time to experiment with anything more adventurous than pasta pesto in the kitchen.



I first came across the drink in Dirty Martini a few years back. It was my flatmate’s birthday and so we all went to a cocktail making class. The bartender taught us to make four different cocktails and this was far and away my favourite of the night.

When said flatmate and I threw a cocktail party a few weeks ago, this was number one on my list to make. We bought a cocktail shaker online, as well as a box of paper umbrellas. Hey, if you’re going to have a cocktail party, why not go all out, right?

As with most recipes, there are different variants of the same, so if you Google it, I’m sure you’ll find a multitude of recipes different to mine, but here’s how I like to make these glasses of yumminess:

  • 1 shot Chambord (or other raspberry liqueur)
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 2 shots pineapple juice

Throw the mixture into a shaker with some ice and shake vigourously. The pineapple juice gets really frothy, so when you take the lid off the shaker, beware, some will come flowing out.

Pour into a chilled glass, decorate with an umbrella, hand one to a friend and enjoy!

Why not give it a try this weekend? I can say from experience that it’s the perfect way to end a long week.

Happy cocktail making!





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