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Riad Star: A Spicy French Martini

vodka tinis Riad Star French Martini

The ’90s classic gets some heat.

In this cocktail inspired by the French Martini, bartender Joey Smith subs in pomegranate juice for the raspberry liqueur, spices it up with jalapeño, and adds aquafaba for a velvety mouthfeel.


  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz. aquafaba
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. agave syrup
  • 2 slices of jalapeño (or 3 dashes Bitterman's Hellfire Bitters)
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail or coupe
  • Garnish:raspberry powder or a fresh raspberry


If using jalapeño slices, and them to a mixing tin and muddle. Add the ingredients and shake. Add ice and shake again to chill. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

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