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Quick Sips: The French Martini

Quick Sips
Modesto experiences food from
around the world and it makes it’s way
on to the local menus. Many of our restaurant
and bar owners travel, sampling
the best from the most amazing places.
Recently Mitch and Tammy Maisetti
and my wife Becky and I found ourselves
in New Orleans, sampling the
same incredible food and drinks all over
town. One of my favorite treats was the
Shrimp & Grits, which I sampled every
day in many places. Our favorite drink
was the French Martini and we tried
that more than a few times. Fortunately
for us, these two treats have found
their way back to Modesto and are now
on the menu at Jax and Tresetti’s. We
stepped up to the bar at Tresetti’s and
had the man himself, pouring us some
amazing French Martinis. Our shrimp
and grits are in development and are offered
as a special. For the record, they
are awesome and you should not miss it
when offered.

French Martini
Prepare like a traditional martini
1.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Chambord
2 oz pineapple juice
Shake vigorously and shake again
Pour into chilled martini glass
Top with a touch of Chambord
Drink and repeat as necessary

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.