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A Dazzling Creation; French Martini

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French MartiniThe days are beginning to shorten and the moon seems to rise a bit earlier. Summer nights are still warm and a night on the porch sipping a fantastic cocktail is a great way to end the day.

I have a weakness for the taste of the delicious raspberry, which is why Shaun the Bartender’s dazzling French Martini, using Chambord, caught my eye.

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French Martini

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice 

Method:  In a shaker glass with ice, pour in the ingredients to measure.  Cap off with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The drink is named for the one ingredient that seems to take it to the next level – Chambord.  This raspberry liqueur, along with the vodka and pineapple juice, taste so well together that you have to question why they are ever separate.

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3 Comments on A Dazzling Creation; French Martini

  1. We may have to serve these at our next party. Sound perfect.

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