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The French Martini

Recipe by Ludovic Coatanroch, Behind the Bar

So funny that the French martini was created right here in New York City, and they don't even really drink it in France, RIGHT?!

My first trip to France, 10 years ago, I ordered a mixed drink at a restaurant, and they truly were confused. It wasn't often they got requests for non-typical aperitifs.

So, since then, I have definitely learned my lesson. When in France, I'd much rather stick to what is traditional there, and explore their cultural ways.

But here in the States, it is common to order mixed drinks at a restaurant. Behind the bar at Luc's Cafe, French martini's are a cocktail that I make often. And Ludo and I thought it would be a fun drink to share during this quarantine!

It's pretty easy to make, and it can be adjusted to how sweet or un-sweet you'd like it.

We hope you enjoy it!!



The French Martini

Recipe by Ludovic Coatanroch, Behind the Bar


Prep time: 1 minute

Yield: 1 drink _________________________________________


  • 1.5 oz. raspberry or cherry liquor

  • 1.5 oz. pineapple juice

  • 3 oz. vodka


  1. Place martini glass in freezer to chill

  2. Fill glass or shaker with ice

  3. Add all ingredients, top with additional shaker or cup, and shake very well (until small ice crystals form, and the outside of the shaker is chilled/icy)

  4. Strain into chilled martini glass. And Voilà! Enjoy.


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Apr 26, 2020

Enjoyed the show and I really liked the music!

Kelley and I make tons of these every week at the country club, it's very popular with the members!

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