Deciding what drinks to serve at my French-themed Movie Night was surprisingly trés facile! Besides sparkling and still water, I'll pour one signature cocktail and offer guests a tasting of French wines.
A French martini, made with pineapple juice and chambord, will be served with the baked brie appetizer.
A rich, buttery Chardonnay pairs nicely with the shrimp bisque. With the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts pour a lighter, fruity red like a Pinot Noir. After the movie, finish the night with a glass of champagne and the chocolate soufflé.
For French martini recipe,
2 ounces of good vodka
1 ounce of Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
4 ounces of pineapple juice
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, tumble in a handful of ice, and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a frosted martini glass.