Friday, June 19, 2015

THE COCKTAIL HOUR: The French Martini

I'm lifting a martini glass in the air today and not just because the weekend is well on it's way but because it's National Martini Day and I can't think of a better reason to celebrate!
James Bond might have been a big fan of the classic dry Martini but unfortunately, it has a habit of leaving my face with a bit of a grimace so I opt for something a little sweeter, a colourful combination with a hint of fruit and a whole lot of bubbly.
So this weekend, take out your fanciest Martini glasses (or go rogue and use a whimsical liqueur glass like they did at The Weslodge Saloon in downtown Toronto where I happened upon this drink in the first place) and toast to one of my very favourite 'Lemontree-approved' holidays!


The French Martini

1 1/2 oz Champagne
1/4 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1/4 ozfresh pineapple juice
1 twist lemon peel

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Champagne, pineapple juice and Chambord. Shake well and pour into Martini glass.
Garnish with lemon peel.





6 comments:

Victoria | Hibiscus Bloem said...

I'll be adding this to the list of summer cocktails. Cheers!

A Crimson Kiss said...

I've never been able to get behind a classic martini either, but I do enjoy a good French!

Anastasia Schembri said...

Victoria,
I guarantee you will love it!!
LL

Anastasia Schembri said...

Lena,
I always knew great minds think alike! LOL!
Cheers!
LL

Karena Albert said...

This sounds so delicious Anastasia! A great summertime ( or anytime) recipe for refreshment!

xoxo
Karena
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Anastasia Schembri said...

Karena,
It is just as delicious as it sounds! One of my all time favourites!
LL

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