The French Martini is a great beginner's Martini. Like the Appletini, it's fruity and a little bit on the sweet side. That can often be your downfall though, as the bite of the vodka gets hidden away and you don't realise how potent they are until you've had a few and then get dizzy when you stand up. But don't let a little thing like that stop you.
1 shot Vodka
1/2 shot Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
2 shots pineapple juice
Shake all ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Shaking the pineapple juice gives a nice frothy top to your drink (you can't see this in my picture, because I'm still pouring it). Strain into a Martini glass and enjoy.