Weekend recipe: the French martini

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.

French martini | Mr and Mrs Romance | 30 Cocktails in 30 Days

Weekend recipe: the French martini
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This is a lovely, flirty drink to enjoy with your girlfriends
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
  • Double measure of vodka
  • ¾ measure of Chambord
  • Double measure of pineapple juice
  • Ice Cocktail shaker
  • Chilled martini glass
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry or raspberry
  1. Put the vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice and ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake until the shaker has frosted on the sides.
  3. Pour into the martini glass and garnish with a cherry or float a raspberry on the surface of the drink.
  4. Tip: If the pineapple juice is unsweetened, you might want to add a dash of sugar syrup.


French martini | Mr and Mrs Romance | 30 Cocktails in 30 Days

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  • Mr and Mrs Romance

    thanks for featuring our cocktail recipe and ebook Nikki xx

    • You’re very welcome. I love the whole e-book. You pair are incredibly talented!

  • Guest

    Hi Julie, yes it’s a string of lights we mounted on a canvas – super easy DIY and I’ll have to blog how we did it x

  • Julie

    Mmmm sounds tasty…but what I would like to know is what is that colourful heart made of??

    • I think they’re coloured lanterns Julie!

    • Mr and Mrs Romance

      Hi Julie, yes it’s a string of lights. We mounted them on a canvas in a heart shape – super easy DIY and I’ll have to blog how we did it x

  • Diana

    If you love Soda water buy a Soda stream – $60 from target, woolies or coles – saves bottles and bottles of bought soda water. Carbonates water for you without the other added salt etc!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    No but I would,I love chombard and I love pineapple juice and dare I say I like vodka so I would love this cocktail,not that I actually drink much alcohol at all it upsets my reflux ,so keep alcohol for special occasions,but I am sure it would be lovely,my sort of drink,thankyou Nikki and how are you finding the detox,hard or not?.

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