I’m doing a detox at the moment, re-booting the system and all that. It’s something I do once or twice a year, planning it around an often packed calendar to minimise impact on any planned social occasions.
Tonight, as I’ve done for the past three Friday nights, I’ll pour some fancy, schmancy mineral water into a fancy, schmancy glass, and add a slice of lime and some ice cubes because I’m living on the edge.
Then, I’ll close my eyes and dream of this drink.
The French martini.
Have you ever tried one? Our favourite restaurant may have closed a few years ago but not before leaving me with a permanent hankering for this cocktail.
I used to partake in quite a few with my girlfriends after the monthly fashion events we organised.
It’s a sweet drink, thanks to the Chombord (black raspberry liqueur) and pineapple juice but the vodka helps swing it back into balance. A warning though, these are VERY easy to drink and you could quickly become off balance.
The recipe below is from the new e-book published by my blogging mates, Mr and Mrs Romance. You may already know Mrs Romance as Hair Romance. The 30 Cocktails in 30 days e-book is a great resource to prep yourself for any party. Don’t start the spring-summer party season without it.
- Double measure of vodka
- ¾ measure of Chambord
- Double measure of pineapple juice
- Ice Cocktail shaker
- Chilled martini glass
- Garnish: maraschino cherry or raspberry
- Put the vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice and ice in a cocktail shaker
- Shake until the shaker has frosted on the sides.
- Pour into the martini glass and garnish with a cherry or float a raspberry on the surface of the drink.
- Tip: If the pineapple juice is unsweetened, you might want to add a dash of sugar syrup.
Have you flirted with a French martini?