French Martini Recipe

french martini

When you’re celebrating your dog’s 21st birthday (they’re 3, so 21 in dog years…dog math is the best), you celebrate with a cocktail. Well maybe you don’t, but my best friend/sister/dog’s sister’s mom thought it was a great idea and found the perfect drink. It’s the French Martini and it’s the most gorgeous peachy blush. Even better, it ombres my Homegoods decanter and Anthro shaker. It’s the little things. ;)

But first, let’s take a look at these goofballs.

They’re litter mates, if you can believe it. They might have different dads, which I had no idea was such a well-known secret whispered in the dog world. I learned this shocking truth in the middle of Petsmart.  All my innocence was ripped away with a ‘your-dogs-aren’t-as-cute-as-you-think-they-are’ tone. An employee, old enough to be my kid, took a glance at these two and in one annoying breath uttered the words  “oh yeah, they totally don’t have the same dad.”  Well, we love them anyway and we don’t have proof of this, so I’m treating her statement as an observation, not a fact.


The photo above personifies their teen years. They’re not interested in anything we have to say and know everything we don’t. They like to leave several glasses in their room they only take a few sips from and grunt when you ask things like “please take out the trash”. They come out of their rooms for food and when they need a ride somewhere.
(the last part isn’t true but those with teens understand)

jack lucy vday one

With these cuties being mutts we like to play the fun game of “what breed?”.  They came from Carlsbad, New Mexico so I call our Jack Jack (on the right) a Carlsbad Terrier. They’re not quite puppies in this photo and not quite teens. House trained and still puppy soft so basically the perfect stage.

lucy jack vday


They’re smiling because they feel super awkward right now. They don’t know what any of this has to do with a French Martini.  It doesn’t and that’s okay.


French Martini 


1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Vodka (I prefer Tito’s)
2 oz pineapple Juice
lemon twist or raspberry to garnish (or not)
some ice

Add ice, Chamboard, vodka and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker. Always add the liquor first and the juice/soda water/tonic after. Did you know that? I never knew that until someone pointed it out recently. And I’m not sure why this is how you’re supposed to do it. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty and cold.