The French Martini was invented in the 1980s at one of Keith McNally’s New York City bars. It next appeared on the drinks menu at McNally’s Balthazar in Soho in 1996. The cocktail was produced during the 1980s-1990s cocktail Renaissance. It is a firm favourite at Middlesbrough’s The Curing House.
50ml raspberry vodka
50ml pineapple juice
Pour the Chambord, vodka and pineapple juice into a shaker. Add ice and shake like a tambourine. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with raspberry or burnt orange skin.
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