French martini cocktail recipe | Fine Dining Lovers

Garnish the cocktail with three raspberries speared on a cocktail pick. Serve the French martini immediately and enjoy.


Use fresh pineapple juice. If you don’t have a juicer at home, there’s no need to worry. You can easily make pineapple juice using a blender or food processor.

Fill the cocktail shaker around half full if you’re using traditional ice cubes. However, if you have smaller or unique-shaped ice, aim for around ⅓ full. Avoid using crushed ice, as it can dissolve during shaking and dilute the drink.

If you’re planning to garnish your French Martini with fresh raspberries, make sure you know how to choose the right ones at the store. No one wants to bite into a sour or unripe raspberry.

The history of the French martini

The French martini is not a true martini but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term ‘martini’ into their names. It’s a relatively new cocktail, having been invented in the 1980s – according to legend, it was first created by a bartender named Keith McNally at one of his New York City bars. It then appeared on the drinks menu at McNally’s Balthazar in SoHo in 1996, where it became an instant hit. The cocktail was produced during the 1980s-90s cocktail renaissance when many bartenders were experimenting with different spirits and ingredients to create new and exciting drinks. 

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