This cocktail was glamorized in the late 80’s at New York City’s Balthazar. Through the Eighties and the Nineties, anything with a hint of Martini (or “tini” for that matter) was applauded. Add to that the ‘French’ mystique of adding the incredible French Liqueur Chambord. While there are many riffs on this cocktail, and I’ll admit I was tempted to use a raspberry vodka, this is my favorite quote I’ve found about this original recipe: “It’s easy, tastes great & looks good in the glass.”
One more thing: if you look at pic 2, you’ll see that this cocktail emptied my bottle of Chambord. Pic 3 is the new bottle that is filled beside my empty bottle; pic 4 is right after I emptied the “new” into my older bottle which had been gifted to me years ago from my boss Peter (he’s not on IG, or more likely he is but just refuses to tell me/follow me as he did on LinkedIn —what can I tell you, he’s a child!)
1 part Absolut Vodka
1 part Chambord Liqueur
1 part Pineapple Juice
Note: It’s your call as to how big your “part” is.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass sized to how much volume you’ve chosen to use.