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Chambord French Martini

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Chambord French Martini is a delectable fruit-flavored martini, created with raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice and smooth vodka. It’s an easy recipe for a sweet and fruity cocktail that looks gorgeous in martini glasses.

Chambord French Martini drink with fresh raspberries on top with a pineapple, pineapple juice in a caraft and botle of Chambord in the background.

Chambord French Martini

If you love vodka cocktails, you’ll love this French Martini recipe. The Chambord French Martini is a favorite vodka martini drink as opposed to traditional martinis which are made with dry gin.

The chilled sweet flavors of berries and pineapple make for an easy sipping cocktail topped with fresh raspberries. The slightly sweet and tart pineapple juice with raspberry French liqueur is one of my favorite cocktails. These flavors are a delectable combination.

Consider it a fruity twist on the vodka martini, born out of the 80s cocktail craze in New York. The original recipe for the French Martini is a classic cocktail created in the 1980’s by a bar owner in New York and is now among popular cocktails served at most establishments.

The best part is, you can make it as strong or as sweet as you’d like at home when you’re making your new favorite vodka martini. Make sure you try these amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly shots also made with Chambor and garnished with raspberries too.

Chambord French Martini drink with fresh raspberries on top with a pineapple, pineapple juice in a caraft and botle of Chambord in the background.

 

What is the Best Vodka for a Chambord French Martini?

One of the key ingredients in this classic recipe is a smooth vodka to pair with the Chambord and juicy pineapple.

Choose a high quality vodka so you don’t have any bitter alcohol bite. A great choice for a smooth vodka is Grey Goose, although expensive. I also suggest Kettle One vodka and find it to be equally smooth at a more reasonable price point.

What does Chambord Liqueur Taste Like?

It’s a smooth and sweet raspberry flavor with a touch of a vanilla and honey taste.

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is a French raspberry liqueur from the Loire Valley in France that contains real raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. After several weeks of infusion, the flavors of black raspberries, honey and vanilla along with cognac are added.

It has flavors from far off exotic places. Chambord uses Madagascar vanilla and Moroccan citrus peels. To add even more quality, the cognac is aged for 10 years in oak barrels before being mixed with all the sweet flavors.

Overall, it’s very sweet to the taste and when you open the bottle it smells like summer berries. It’s delicious to sip on by itself over ice and mixes well with a number of mixers.

Chambord Liqueur Bottle.
 

What Goes Well with Chambord?

Your bottle of Chambord can be used in a number of cocktail. Here are a list of mixers that go well with Chambord:

  • Champagne
  • Fruit juices such as pineapple juice, apple juice and grape juice.
  • Ginger Ale
  • Lemon-Lime Sodas
  • Sparkling Water and Tonics
  • Peanut Butter Whiskey – this peanut butter and jelly shot is delicious.
  • Lemonade

Classic French Martini Ingredients

All you need are 4 delicious ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Chambord Liqueur
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Fresh Raspberries (optional, for garnish)

French Martini ingredients on counter top.

How to Make a Chambord French Martini

Here are the easy step by step directions:

Step 1: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

Step 2: Pour in 1 ounce of smooth Vodka.

Pouring vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

 

 

Step 3: Add 2 ounces of pineapple juice.

Note: I used canned pineapple juice, but if you are cutting up a pineapple, here’s delicious cocktail where you can use fresh pineapple juice.

Cocktail shaker with ice, vodka and pineapple juice inside.

Step 4: Add 1 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur.

Step 5: Add the top to your cocktail shaker and shake well until the outside of the shaker is cold to the touch.

Step 6: Strain into your martini glass.

Pouring the Chambord French Martini mixture out of the cocktail shaker into a martini glass.

Step 7: Garnish with a skewer of fresh raspberries.

Chambord French Martini from a top view with a skewer of raspberries on top laying across the martini glass.

Serve this Chambord French Martini for a sweet after dinner drink or make it your signature drink at your next party to delight your friends and family. It’ll be among your favorite martini recipes when you’re craving an easy to make sweet vodka cocktail.

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Chambord French Martini

Chambord French Martini

Chambord French Martini is a delectable fruit-flavored martini, created with raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice and smooth vodka. It's an easy recipe for a sweet and fruity cocktail that looks gorgeous in martini glasses.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • Fresh Raspberries (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in Vodka.
  3. Add pineapple juice.
  4. Add Chambord raspberry liqueur.
  5. Shake well until the outside of the shaker is cold to the touch.
  6. Strain into your martini glass.
  7. Garnish with a skewer of fresh raspberries.

Notes

See post for additional recipe notes. Drink Responsibly.

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