Chambord & Champagne are two of the elitist alcohols. They are classy and perfect to put you in the party mood.
The name Chambord & Champagne explicitly states what you can expect from this drink. There aren’t many surprises, the Chambord & Champagne recipe is a simple mixed drink of two extremely delicious liqueurs.
Keeping its simplicity aside, the Chambord & Champagne cocktail is a truly flavorsome drink with a heavy lingering taste of Champagne. But, at the same time, it isn’t overpowering. The appetizing black raspberry Chambord liqueur adds the ideal touch of fruity sweetness. Thus, you will be able to appreciate the wine in the Chambord & Champagne cocktail.
This drink is perfect for romantic occasions, like first dates, proposals, weddings, or any event that could use a little bit of added joy in the celebration! The Chambord & Champagne recipe is a truly celebratory drink! You will love it.
In today’s article, let us walk you through the flavorful path of Chambord & Champagne! Read on to know more.
What is Chambord?
While everyone knows and has tasted Champagne, Chambord isn’t that common. If you have never heard of Chambord before, we have got you covered!
Walk into any modern bar and you will find Chambord. It is a staple for cocktails. Chambord is a premium black raspberry liqueur that is typically used in fruity cocktails. Chambord has a sweet flavor coupled with a fruity taste and a bright purple color. This makes it an excellent addition to cocktails like Chambord & Champagne, and martinis.
Chambord hails from the Loire Valley in France. It is prepared with raspberries and blackberries infused in a crafted blend of cognac and French spirit base. It is then mixed with Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, herbs, and spices.
Chambord isn’t inexpensive and definitely shouldn’t be taken for granted. It is in the top ranks of premium spirits. However, Chambord does have cheaper alternatives like the Creme de cassis, a black currant flavored liqueur.
Now, let us explore some Chambord & Champagne recipes!
Chambord & Champagne cocktail
- One Ounce of Chambord liqueur
- Six Ounces of Champagne (chilled Champagne is preferred)
- Fresh Raspberries (for garnish purpose)
Steps to make it:
- First, gather all the ingredients.
- Next, pour the Chambord liqueur into a Champagne flute
- Top it up with chilled Champagne
- Garnish with fresh raspberries (optional)
- Serve and enjoy!
Here are some tips to perfect the Chambord & Champagne cocktail
- If you are preparing this drink for a party, and there are several glasses, pour the Chambord into each glass ahead of time. Then all you have to do is to top each glass off with Champagne when you are ready to serve.
- You shouldn’t stir this drink. The bubbles in the Champagne do all the mixing for you. Besides, stirring can reduce the sparkling effect of the drink and make it bland.
- You should serve the Chambord & Champagne drink immediately after preparing it, so the wine remains effervescent and the liqueur doesn’t lose its flavor.
- Chambord is an extremely sweet liqueur, so you should pair it with a drier wine to get the best results. Any champagne with “brut” on the label will be the driest and thus, the best choice for this drink. Extra dry champagne is a tad bit sweeter but retains the dryness so the cocktail should maintain a fair balance and you won’t have any problem. Most drinkers will find that a “demi-sec” is just too sweet for the liqueur.
- If you want, you can also create a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail. All you need to do is pour a raspberry syrup then top it with sparkling cider or grape juice. You can also use Grenadine syrup which will give your drink a touch of pomegranate flavor.
- To add a touch of elegance, add garnish to your Chambord & Champagne cocktail. You can either use a lemon or orange twist that floats above the rim or inside the drink, or you could float a few pomegranate seeds, raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries in the drink.
- You can use this easy recipe to come up with your variations of the classic Chambord & Champagne drink. Browse through your liquor cabinet for similar sweet-flavored cocktails. Liquors such as apple, lychee, pear, peaches, mango, pomegranate, and strawberry would work brilliantly as substitutes for Chambord.
Cranberry Champagne punch recipe
If you liked the Chambord & Champagne cocktail, you should give the Cranberry Champagne Punch a try! Here is how you can make it!
Cranberry Champagne Punch is an amazing variant of the Chambord & Champagne drink. And, overall, it makes for a perfect party drink for several occasions, such as graduation parties, New Year parties, romantic dinners, etc.
An extremely easy-to-make drink, it is ready in under 8 minutes and is incredibly delicious. The Cranberry Champagne Punch will leave you wanting more!
- Three cups of cold sparkling wine (about 750 ml)
- Equal parts of chilled cranberry juice
- ¼ cup of orange liquor (Triple sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier)
- Two cups of frozen cranberries for garnish
Measure the ingredients in the recommended quantity into a punch bowl. Next, drop in the frozen cranberries and let them float. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This drink is equal parts of cranberry juice and sparkling wine. Thus, it is easy to keep adding to it as people drink it too. Remember that, for every bottle of sparkling wine you add, you have to add 3 cups of cranberry juice and 1/4 cup orange liqueur. And you are done!
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