First created in the 1980s in New York and is hailed as the driving force behind the flavoured Martini craze of the late 1980s/90s, yet it lacks the key ingredient that gives the classic martini its character: vermouth. Instead, like many of the drinks that sprung up during the 90s cocktail renaussance, it's named for the glass it's served in; Martini.
The purpose behind shaking the drink is to chill it, but it also introduces small chips of ice into the drink. These chips melt and dilute it, producing a weaker flavour. If you want a stronger-tasting drink, mix the ingredients in this recipe in a mixing glass with a few cubes of ice for max 10 seconds. Stirred, not shaken.
- 45ml Vodka
- 15ml Black Raspberry Loqueur
- 45ml Pineapple juice
Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker and shake with plenty of ice. Fine strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge on the rim.