In honor of tomorrow being Bastille Day (France's equivalent to the 4th of July), I say that we all make (or order out at your local French lounge) French Martinis. In France, a French Martini is typically made with Lillet and served as an aperitif, but like most things, the cocktail has been Americanized. The lillet has been replaced by vodka and the result is a very tasty, somewhat girlie drink, in a decadent shade of raspberry. If you've never tried one please do, it's beyond divine. You know you want the recipe, so

French Martini
From David Lawrence

2 ounces of good vodka
1 ounce of Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
4 ounces of pineapple juice

  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, tumble in a handful of ice, and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a frosted martini glass.

Serves one.

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