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A Southern French Martini Recipe with my Well Told Yellowstone Rocks Glass

Southern French Martini

OK, so a martini should be served in a martini glass but when you have a Yellowstone Rocks Glass available and you just want to drink from it, it is perfectly acceptable to make a martini in one. As I feature one of the National Parks Rocks Glasses that Well Told offers, I thought I’d share how I recently learned how to make a Southern French Martini. A southern french martini has a simple syrup in the recipe. To not use a simple syrup would make it a french martini (without the southern title). I use stevia or monkfruit rather than standard sugar for a sugar free simple syrup and I infuse my syrup with pineapple so there is an element of ‘natural sugars’.

Southern French Martini

I got this recipe from a family member. I used a monkfruit sweetner for my infused simple syrup, however this does contain natural sugars within the fruit I use.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 Shot Glass
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur I used Chombord
  • 1 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice I used Dole 100% Fresh juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup I used pineapple infused
  • Ice to shake and chill


Pineapple Infused Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan ass 1:1 ratio of sugar (I used monkfruit sweetener) and water. I cup each will make several drinks. Add fresh cut pineapple. I buy precut pineapple from my grocers fruit bowl section. Bring to a boil as you stir occasionally. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Cool and transfer to a glass container. It will keep for a week in the fridge.

The Cocktail

  • Add ice to your shaker
  • Add the vodka, liqueur, simple syrup and pineapple juice and shake until blended and chilled. Drain into a glass and enjoy!


You can omit the simple syrup and use the other ingredients. In this case you have a French Martini rather than a Southern French Martini (Southern=Sugar)

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Father's Day, Travel

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2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide

2022 Father's Day Gift Guide

Once again, I have partnered with some great brands to bring you many 2022 Father’s Day gift ideas so you can make 2022 and epic Father’s Day after a long year for all of us! If there was ever a year the men in your life deserved a day, it is June 19, 2022!

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2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Gifts for Men

2021 Father's Day Gift Guide - Gifts for Men

Welcome to the 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Once again, I have partnered with some great brands to bring you many 2021 Father’s Day gift ideas so you can make 2021 and epic Father’s Day after a long year for all of us! If there was ever a year the men in your life deserved a day, it is June20, 2021!

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