French Martini

The Legend of the French Martini

Using the word “Legend” is a bit of a misnomer for this fun, fruity concoction. “Instant Classic” may be a more apt moniker. It epitomizes the 1980’s-era pop culture mindset of style-before-substance, the dawn of the instant gratification generation and coincided with the casual, recreational drug-use scene.

This cocktail became an instant classic by delivering a potent libation directly to the American sweet-tooth with its raspberry tang and pineapple sugar goodness.

Origin

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.

Description

A fruity/sweet cocktail flavored with raspberry liqueur in the tropical drink style with metropolitan flair.

Main Alcohol: Vodka

Ingredients:  4.5 cl vodka(3 parts), 1.5 cl Raspberry Liqueur (1 part), 1.5 cl fresh pineapple juice (1 part)

Preparation: Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes.

Shake well: and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Standard garnish: Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink.

Glassware: Cocktail glass

 

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly is the Co-Founder of BoozeHunters.com. He is a regular contributor and writer for BoozeHunters.

In a prior life, Tim held a Series 3 and Series 34 CFTC registration and formerly was a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also an expert and specialist in Ichimoku technical analysis. Tim was licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident & Health Insurance Producer in New York State. Clearly, Tim had some time on his hands and could not decide what he wanted to be when he grew up...so he stopped trying and started BoozeHunters.

In addition to writing about the Artful Pursuit of Libation, TK writes commentary on Politics and Social issues. This really pisses-off some family members and friends...but TK does not really care.

In the early days TK was a Bartender at a few of the Iconic, Long IslandMega-Clubs such as Spit and Sprat's on the Water. Growing up, his family owned and operated 5 liquor stores throughout the five boroughs of New York City...so as a kid he got free booze.

TK attended Boston College where he studied English Literature and Economics, and also attended the University of Siena, Italy where he studied studio art.

Mr. Kelly has been a decades-long community volunteer in his hometown of Long Island where he Established the community assistance foundation, Kelly's Heroes, he has also been a coach of Youth Lacrosse for over 10 years, Prior to volunteering in youth sports, Mr. Kelly was involved in the Inner City Scholarship program administered by the Archdiocese of New York.

Prior to creating BoozeHunters, TK was a team leader at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he created Bloomberg Personal Magazine with an initial circulation of over 7 million copies monthly.
Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly is the Co-Founder of BoozeHunters.com. He is a regular contributor and writer for BoozeHunters. In a prior life, Tim held a Series 3 and Series 34 CFTC registration and formerly was a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also an expert and specialist in Ichimoku technical analysis. Tim was licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident & Health Insurance Producer in New York State. Clearly, Tim had some time on his hands and could not decide what he wanted to be when he grew up...so he stopped trying and started BoozeHunters. In addition to writing about the Artful Pursuit of Libation, TK writes commentary on Politics and Social issues. This really pisses-off some family members and friends...but TK does not really care. In the early days TK was a Bartender at a few of the Iconic, Long Island Mega-Clubs such as Spit and Sprat's on the Water. Growing up, his family owned and operated 5 liquor stores throughout the five boroughs of New York City...so as a kid he got free booze. TK attended Boston College where he studied English Literature and Economics, and also attended the University of Siena, Italy where he studied studio art. Mr. Kelly has been a decades-long community volunteer in his hometown of Long Island where he Established the community assistance foundation, Kelly's Heroes, he has also been a coach of Youth Lacrosse for over 10 years, Prior to volunteering in youth sports, Mr. Kelly was involved in the Inner City Scholarship program administered by the Archdiocese of New York. Prior to creating BoozeHunters, TK was a team leader at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he created Bloomberg Personal Magazine with an initial circulation of over 7 million copies monthly.

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