Is gin or vodka better for martinis?

The more traditional choice, gin, offers a complex, botanical flavor. While vodka, on the other hand, gives the martini a smoother, more modern taste. It really comes down to personal preference.

Can I use gin in a French martini?

Gin French Martini Fill a shaker with ice then add the gin, raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge or three fresh raspberries threaded onto a cocktail stick. Serve!

What is the difference between a gin and vodka martini?

Gin offers a more complex and botanical flavor, while vodka can give your martini a smoother, more modern taste. It all comes down to your own personal preferences and utilizing the spirit that best caters to your own unique pallet.

What vodka do you use for French martini?


35 ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka
50 ml Freshly Pressed Pineapple Juice
10 ml Chambord®
+ Raspberries

Can you substitute vodka for gin?

This is a tough one to pull off, but in general, if you are making martini-type drinks, gin can sometimes be substituted for vodka, and vice versa. While these alcohols taste quite different, the texture and appearance of a cocktail is not altered by switching, and can often be just as good.

How is gin different from vodka?

Taste: Although both drinks are clear and colourless, it is a different case when it comes to the palate. Gin has a distinctive herbal taste, while vodka is generally tasteless and neutral. Vodka is water-based, while gin is distilled with juniper berries and botanicals giving them their distinct flavours.

Why is it called a French martini?

French Martini got it’s name because of the addition of Chambord, a French liqueur made from juicy blackberries and raspberries and cognac. Although the brand Chambord has been around for about 40 years, raspberry liqueur has been produced in France since the late 1600s.

What is a gin and French?

A cocktail of gin and dry vermouth.

What do I need to make a French Martini?

The Perfect French Martini

  1. 4 ounces premium vodka.
  2. 3 ounces fresh pineapple juice.
  3. 1 ounce Chambord liqueur.
  4. small pinch of fine grain sea salt.
  5. ice.

What makes the froth in a French Martini?

Do you want to know how to make a French Martini frothy? The pineapple juice is what creates the foam when shaken vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Once you have added all the cocktail ingredients and ice in a shaker you will shake until your arms hurt or your hands freeze.

Which is stronger gin or vodka?

In fact, the average ABV of vodka is virtually identical to that of gin (40%), though the upper extremes on vodka are a little more severe (95%vs 76%). As a result, it’s safe to say that getting drunk on gin isn’t much more difficult than getting drunk on vodka.

Is gin basically vodka?

Gin is not just flavored vodka. Vodka is a neutral tasteless spirit whereas gin is infused with juniper and other botanicals. Although they are similar, they have different production methods, are branded differently, and have completely different tastes.