Years ago, I as I sat in a pool hall with friends, enjoying the game and the company, I noticed everyone’s hand held an adult beverage. I, not being a big drinker, while also being a major light weight and lover of foo-fie drinks, wanted something as well.
As luck would have it, one of my dear friends who joined our rousing game of pool moonlighted as a bartender at one time in his past. So I turned to him and begged him to enlighten me on what should I get. He gave me a great suggestion that the bartender did not know how to make. So being my amazing friend he went up to the bartender to ensure I got what I needed. He then wrote out the recipe so that I would always be able to order my drink.
So in honor of any opportunity to gather a bunch of Persephone Bad Asses in one spot, order one for me.
There are many French Martini recipes, but this one is from Amazing Friend:
The French Martini:
2 oz Absolut Vodka
2 oz Chambord Liqueur
3 oz Pineapple juice
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake it like a …( Like what? He didn’t say, but I like to think “milk shake in a frying pan.”) Shake until frothy (20- 30 vigorous shakes). Decant from shaker into a martini class. Serve with NO ICE in the drink.