The French Martini cocktail has a long history. Its story dates back to the 1870s, when it was created for an Englishman of French descent. The drink was named after him and his ancestry. It is believed that the drink became popular in England before it reached America, where it's called an "American Martini". It is also believed that this drink was created by the bartender of the New York social club on Broadway in Manhattan, who was looking for a new way to use gin.
This drink is made with vodka, dry vermouth, berry liqueur and half an ounce of cranberry juice. Shake all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an olive or twist of lemon peel.