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As you can imagine, going out has not been so fun these days, if you’re even able to do so wherever you are. So drinking at home has become much more of a thing than it ever used to be, and because of that, I’ve amassed quite the home bar, and learned to make fun drinks like this French martini with a twist.
I’m typically a beer drinker — it’s easy, unfussy, and you always know what you’re going to get. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cocktail, but this is one that I never would have thought I would like. I’m not a fan of sweet drinks, so when I see fruit and vodka, my brain immediately thinks it’s going to be syrupy sweet. But I do love raspberries, so I guess I proved myself wrong with this one.
It’s a simple drink — vodka, pineapple juice, and raspberry liquor — and on its own is pretty delicious. But one thing I’ve learned from making cocktails at home is that a little lime juice never hurt anything. So here we are.
I’ve made quite a few of these in recent months, and like anything there are tons of variations. You could use vanilla vodka or an egg white, or serve it classic style and leave out the lime juice. Either way, this is a fun and tasty drink to impress your friends with.
French Martini with a Twist
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Chambord or other raspberry liquor
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Vigorously shake for a minute or two.
- Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with lime wedges, raspberries or fresh pineapple (or nothing at all — no judgment!)