How To Make A Fizzy French Martini

12th March 2020

How To Make A Fizzy French Martini

Whenever we think of a Martini, we think of James Bond, but what you may not know is that the French have their own version of the Martini, made a little differently, we decided to make one, but we also decided to add in some Sparkling Wine to fizz it up.

The French Martini

The origin of the French Martini dates back to the 1980s, it was first created at one of Keith McNally’s New York City bars, other than that, I can’t say much more, I couldn’t find out who first made the Cocktail or the exact year it was created.

The Sparkling Wine – Roland Van Hecke

Roland Van Hecke – Cremant de Bourgogne Cuvee Chardonnay

Domaine Roland Van Hecke – Crémant de Bourgogne Cuvée Chardonnay

As we are making a French Martini, it’s only right we use a French Sparkling Wine, I could have gone for a Champagne, but I’m going to try something different, with a bottle of Domaine Roland Van Hecke – Crémant de Bourgogne Cuvée Chardonnay.

In 1988, on the border between Burgundy and Champagne, Roland Van Hecke decided to plant 5 hectares of vines, he went for two different grapes, he planted 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay in the heart of the hillsides of Châtillonnais.

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Buttery pastry and light citrus aromas.”

Taste – “Floral and citrus flavours.”

This French Sparkling Wine won a Bronze Medal in the First Date Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Fizzy French Martini

French Martini

Fizzy French Martini

Ingredients

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Vodka
  • Chambord 
  • Pineapple Juice

How To Make A Fizzy French Martini

1. Pour 45mls of Pineapple Juice into a Cocktail Shaker.

French Vodka

2. Then add in 30mls of Vodka.

Chambord

3. Lastly, pour in 15mls of Chambord.

4. Shake for about 10 seconds.

5. Then pour into your glass, along with 120mls of Sparkling Wine or just top up.

Fizzy French Martini Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Pineapple along with raspberry from the Chambord.”

Taste – “Sweet and smooth pineapple with raspberry flavours in the background, a touch of welcoming sweet citrus at the close from the Crémant.”

This is a sweet Pineapple Cocktail that would be perfect to enjoy on a beach holiday.

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.