This French martini cocktail recipe is tasty, pretty and fun to drink! Look at the beautiful color!!
The reason I mention the cancan dance when I talk about this French martini cocktail is because the color and the name reminded me of cancan dancers. (You may remember the cancan: a once-upon-a-time scandalous and politically charged dance that originated in French music halls?)
Sounds like my kind of choreography!
I know. You look at it and think, “Okay, I get the French name. But why the color?”
I picture cancan dresses in this pretty golden color. And see the white bubbles around the rim? They remind me of the petticoat that cancan dancers wear. They always have a fun white ruffle. So, my mind went to the cancan dancer once I saw this cocktail and heard it called the French martini.
Wouldn’t yours? Or is that just me?
I never made this French martini cocktail when I worked at that Mexican restaurant I go on and on and on about on this blog. I suppose that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Mexican restaurant fun, at least for me
Speaking of my old restaurant, I recently got a call from someone I worked with many years ago. When I answered the phone, imagine my surprise to learn not only who was calling, but that he’d been trying to locate me for weeks to tell me about a reunion of former employees he was helping to organize. He finally found me through Facebook. And the reunion was taking place the very next night!
I immediately said I would go because even though it’s been almost 27 years since I worked there, I enjoyed myself and the people I worked with back then. You can probably tell because I talk about my memories of it so much.
So, Christopher and I toodled over to the local restaurant where they held the reunion and proceeded to have a blast.
A blast I say! I’d say there were about 35 of us who attended, which is amazing. Our old Mexican restaurant closed 26 years ago and that’s how many people showed up to enjoy the night with each other!
And we had just as much fun at the reunion as we used to have working at the restaurant together. We were a close, fun bunch. Isn’t that cool? I feel lucky.
How to make the French martini cocktail
Front and center, we have Chambord. If you haven’t had it before, Chambord is a super delicious raspberry liqueur! Try it, you’ll like it. We also have vodka and pineapple juice!
Let’s get started!
First, I cut a lemon wheel, take out the flesh of the lemon and set the rind aside.
I get my cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice!
Next, I add 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce of Chambord and 2 ounces of pineapple juice.
I cap the shaker and shake that French martini cocktail for 30 seconds.
I strain the contents in a martini glass and twist the lemon rind, rub it on the rim of the glass and drop it into the glass.
Look at that color! Gorgeous.
Here’s the vertical view of the French martini cocktail!
Mmm. It is so delicious!
I hope you enjoyed French martini recipe.
Please leave me a comment to let me know if you would enjoy a reunion of people you may have worked with many years ago? I would love to know!
And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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Cancan Dancer French Martini Cocktail
- 2 ounces vodka
- .50 ounce Chambord
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
Tools, Garnish and Glassware
Lemon wheel twist
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Add vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice
- Cap shaker and shake at least 20 times
- Strain into glass and twist lemon rind and rub over rim. Plop lemon rind into cocktail