Monday, April 26, 2010

French Martini

I don't know why it hadn't dawned on me before to blog about fun drinks that my husband and I try! We mostly drink wine, but every once in a while we like a nice martini. I prefer the more tropical varieties and my obliging and wonderful husband will not only go and buy the ingredients for my fruity drinks, but mixes them up for me. This recipe from Ina Garten had been sitting in my Food Network recipe box for about 2 years and so this weekend I finally decided it was time to try it.

CAUTION: This martini is very strong. I couldn't even finish one. I guess that is what 2 1/2 cups of vodka will do! My husband actually said, "Who would have thought the Barefoot Contessa is a booze hound?" Next time we make this recipe we will definitely scale down the vodka, probably to just 1 1/2 cups. The Chambord is my favorite part and I put a little extra in on the top of mine to make it pretty.

French Martini
From Ina Garten

2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 1/2 cups vodka
1/4 cup Vermouth
2 teaspoons raspberry liqueur (Chambord is recommended)

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill a martini glass with ice and pour the cocktail over the ice. 
Look closely in this picture for my baby Wendell. :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks deliciouos!!! I would love one right now! I really like your blog (I should have checked it out a long time ago). I love how you collect all of your ingredients first, so quick and easy to look an say "Oh I've got that!". Thank you for following my blog, I will be doing the same with yours! ~LeslieMichele



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