Invented in the late 1980s in New York, the French Martini is a deliciously simple cocktail of only 3 ingredients. The ratios of the ingredients change depending on who is shaking it but you'll find my personal preference below. I find this a nice balance of sweet to acid with enough vodka to let you know it's a cocktail and not a tame flavored water.
There are several variations on this recipe, including one using single malt whiskey called Le Frog, one called a French Daiquiri that uses rum and adds lime juice, the Hot Tub which adds sparkling wine (actually a very nice version with a stupid name) and the Mexican Martini which replaces the vodka with tequila.
All interesting, but I still like the original, simple French version best.
1 Oz. Vodka
1-1/2 Oz. Chambord
1-1/2 Oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Black & Red Raspberries
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a couple of raspberries.