We had ourselves a very happy canastamas, kicked off with a French martini.
The cards took second place as cansata hostess extraordinaire, the beautiful Angela
spoilt us with gourmet delicacies that outplayed the cards.
sweetcorn cakes with avocado :: prawn wraps :: mini chicken burgers :: indian curry + tiny papadams
:: berry pavlova ::
our French martini created by cocktail waiter, Rouge…..
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 twist lemon peel OR fresh raspberry
Pour each of the above into a tall bar glass.
Shake with ice, pour into a cocktail or martini glass, and serve.
The French Martini was created by the Chambord liqueur company for a world wide promotion.
Chambord, is made from black raspberries, honey, vanilla and some herbs. Chambord has been made for about 300 years in France (since 1685) and is a sweet, but tasty liqueur. Chambord is all natural, unlike other synthetically flavour liqueurs and is a very versatile liqueur in cocktails.
When the Chambord company was creating the French Martini, it might have been more French to include brandy instead of vodka. Maybe they tried it and decided that for the martini moniker, vodka was the proper choice. If you do want to put a little more “french” in your French Martini, use Ciroc or Grey Goose vodka, which are of French origin.
Another good cocktail with Chambord is simply adding an ounce to a flute of champagne.
Canasta~ The game originated in the 1940s in Uruguay and eventually spread towards Latin America, and eventually becoming popular in the USA. The word “canasta” means basket in Spanish, and is a reference to a tray that was used to hold cards in the past.