French Martini Recipe

French Martini Recipe

French Martini is one of the most sophisticated and best vodka cocktails around. It has a sweet, raspberry taste from the liqueur and tart flavor from pineapple juice. Each sip also comes with a hint of vodka in the background. It’s the perfect centerpiece at dinner parties and an impressive happy hour cocktail. Plus, it requires almost no effort!

A French martini cocktail is made with Chambord liqueur, high-quality vodka, and pineapple juice. This fancy cocktail was concocted in the 1980s by Allen Katz. It is a fruity spin on the traditional vodka martini. Like most people, I also wonder: why is it called a French martini? Apparently, it was named as such because Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur, is produced in France. This liqueur gives the beverage rich raspberry and citrusy notes. And together with pineapple juice and vodka, it creates a martini drink that is refreshingly tart and minimally sweet!

The French martini recipe has many variations. Instead of vodka, you can make a French martini cocktail with gin to give it a botanical spin. If you want to minimize the sweetness of your drink, replace the Chambord with creme de cassis. Try swapping the pineapple juice for cranberry juice; you will love it! You can also make your Chambord martini more decadent by topping it with champagne.

This Chambord French martini is so simple to whip up at home. Simply pick up a high-end vodka from your bar cart, bring out a bottle of Chambord, and grab some fresh pineapple juice. Shake these ingredients together and you have the best cocktail to kick off your weekend! Give the cocktail shaker a good shake to give your drink a frothy top. You can serve it as is, but it sure looks gorgeous when topped with fresh raspberries and lemon twist. Cheers!

How To Make French Martini

Make a classy drink with this boozy French martini recipe! Enjoy the mix of vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice in one refreshing glass.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz Chambord, (or other raspberry liqueur)
  • Raspberry, for garnish, optional


  1. Add the vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake it until cold.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a raspberry.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 742.25kcal
  • Fat: 1.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 135.48g
  • Fiber: 12.67g
  • Sugar: 105.89g
  • Protein: 4.94g
  • Sodium: 13.77mg
  • Calcium: 118.17mg
  • Potassium: 1002.75mg
  • Iron: 2.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 27.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 432.59mg
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