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French Martini Recipe

The French Martini is a sweet and soft raspberry pineapple martini cocktail with a silky foamy top. A sweet martini recipe blended with vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice.

French Martini

Visually stunning and it is just as good as it looks. This Classic French Martini Recipe is sweet, smooth, and sexy! It is the best sweet martini cocktail.

Although the French Martini is not a “True Martini” it uses the name. The International Bartenders Association recognizes the cocktail for use in their World Cocktail Competition.

Of all the martini variations this recipe is our favorite.

Disclosure: Glassware was gifted from JoyJolt

This is my most popular martini recipe. It is smooth, sweet, and silky. How can you not fall in love with this French Martini?

French Martini Ingredients

With only a few easy-to-find ingredients, you will be shaking up this French Martini cocktail like a pro.

  • Vodka
  • Chambord, Chambord is a raspberry liqueur used to make raspberry-flavored cocktails.
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Raspberry for garnish

What makes the French Martini “French”?

The ingredients are what give this sweet martini its name. Grey Goose and Chambord are products of France.

French Martini

How to Make a French Martini

  • In a cocktail shaker add ice and vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice. Shake it vigorously! Shake it really hard, this creates that silky foam layer on top.
  • Next strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Take your time and allow the foam to pour out. Be patient to get the last bit of foam out of the shaker. Let the cocktail rest for about 30 seconds to allow the foam layer to form.
  • How to Serve: Gently place a raspberry hallow opening side up on top of the foam. The raspberry will float and stay in place as long as no liquid gets into the top opening of the raspberry. Or garnish with a pick of raspberries and lay across the top of the French Martini.

Recipe Tips

The biggest thing about this French Martini Recipe is the silky foam layer. You will really want to shake the cocktail shaker to achieve a nice thick foam layer. The pineapple juice is the ingredient that creates that layer.

French Martini Recipe

How to get that silky foamy top for your French Martini.

Do you want to know how to make a French Martini frothy?

The pineapple juice is what creates the foam when shaken vigorously in a cocktail shaker.

  • Once you have added all the cocktail ingredients and ice in a shaker you will shake until your arms hurt or your hand’s freeze. The shaker will get frosty and then will start to freeze. It will be too cold to handle.

All that shaking creates an ice-cold cocktail with a thick silky foam top.

  • Slowly strain the cocktail into a martini glass. The foam will slowly come out. Just be patient. Give the shaker a few deliberate downward shakes over the cocktail to get the remaining foam moving.
  • Let the French Martini cocktail rest for 30 seconds. This allows the foam to form at the top of the glass. Then gently garnish with a raspberry.
French Martini Cocktail

French Martini Variations

As you read above it is the French Ingredients that make this cocktail “French”.

  • You can use your favorite vodka brand to make this recipe.

More Popular Martini Recipes

Also, try my French Gimlet.

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French Martini Recipe

French Martini

French Martini

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Smooth and Silky French Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • raspberry, garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker add ice and cocktail ingredients. 
  2. Shake vigorously 
  3. Strain into a Martini glass. Take your time to and allow foam to rest on top. Let the cocktail rest for 30 seconds. This allows the foam to form. 
  4. Gently place a raspberry hallow opening side up on top the foam. It will float and stay in place as long as no liquid gets into the opening of the raspberry. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 28gSugar: 18g

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French Martini Recipe. Sweet, smooth and silky.

Char Pickett

Saturday 18th of July 2020

I've t r indeed lots of Martini's I'll definitely try this one and as for the Martini Glasses I also have them, as well as Shot Glasses, Whiskey Decanters. I absolutely love Joy Jolt Products

Pat

Saturday 16th of May 2020

During this time of self-quarantine, I needed a recipe for my new found favorite cocktail. Because I like Stoli raspberry, I used that in place of the regular vodka. I also added 1/2 is Triple Sec. It was luscious!

Jayne

Sunday 16th of February 2020

I am very familiar with this cocktail. Just not that amazing foam. Fantastic. One question though. Try as I might I cannot get this drink to look very pink. The pineapple seems to rule the color palette. Any tips, advice on this problem?

Monika

Saturday 21st of December 2019

French Martinis are very tasty and too bad that most bartenders have no clue how to make them lol. Just a note- French martini is a blackberry drink not raspberry. Chambord is a blackberry liquor.

Stephanie Jackson

Saturday 21st of December 2019

The Chambord bottle says Black Raspberry Liqueur. Black raspberries are not the same as blackberries.

Amy

Saturday 13th of April 2019

I’m definitely trying this martini! Looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe

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