Chambord Liqueur Drinks

Karen Frazier
Contributor: Camille Berry
Paloma

Many people love cocktails made with Chambord, a raspberry liqueur from France's Loire Valley. Chambord brings berry sweetness to many drinks with flavors of red and black raspberries that have been steeped in Cognac with vanilla, herbs, honey, and citrus. The resulting Chambord liqueur drinks are flavorful and luscious.

1. Chambord Paloma

Everyone knows the margarita, but tequila is the perfect base for all sorts of delicious, refreshing cocktails. The Paloma is an excellent spring or summer cocktail, and adding Chambord just sweetens the deal. This recipe makes one drink.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Chilled grapefruit soda
  • Fresh mint, raspberries, or slice of grapefruit for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Chambord, and lime juice. Shake.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with the grapefruit soda.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint, grapefruit, or fresh raspberries.

2. Clover Club

The original recipe for this classic, pre-Prohibition cocktail calls for raspberry syrup, but Chambord renders raspberry syrup obsolete.

Clover Club cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces London dry gin
  • ¾ ounce Chambord
  • 1 egg white
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. Pour the gin, Chambord, egg white, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with no ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 45 seconds to emulsify the egg white and create the foam. Open the shaker and add ice.
  4. Shake again for another 30 seconds, then strain the mixture into the chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon peel and a sprig of mint.

3. Kir Imperial

The Kir Imperial is a fancier version of the crème de cassis and Champagne-based Kir Royale.

Kir Imperial

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Chambord
  • Champagne (or other sparkling wine)
  • Lemon twist and fresh raspberry for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Pour the Chambord into a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly pour sparkling wine into the glass until about ¾ full.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with a lemon twist and a raspberry.

4. Chambord Daiquiri

This is a raspberry version of the classic shaken daiquiri cocktail, not to be confused with the blended frozen daiquiri.

Raspberry Daquiri

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Lemon twist

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum, Chambord, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

5. Chambord Moscow Mule

Add Chambord to dress up this refreshing warm-weather cocktail. Make sure to use ginger beer as opposed to ginger ale for that authentic kick.

Moscow Mule

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Lime wheel and fresh raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour vodka, Chambord, and lime juice into an ice-filled rocks glass or mule cup. Stir.
  2. Fill the glass with ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with a lime and fresh raspberries.

6. French Martini

The French Martini is fruity, fun classic cocktail from the cocktail revival of the 1980s. Mixing vodka, pineapple juice and Chambord, it's something every martini lover looking for a new flavor should try. If you don't like vodka, substitute gin instead.

French Martini

7. Raspberry Donut

Chambord and RumChata make a fabulous combination that tastes a lot like a raspberry donut. You can make the full cocktail, or turn it into a fun shot that's made of equal parts Chambord and RumChata.

raspberry donut cocktail

8. Raspberry Ginger Lemonade

If you love berry lemonade, then this is the drink for you!

Raspberry lemonade

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • Ginger ale
  • Fresh raspberries and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Chambord. Shake.
  2. Strain into a highball glass with ice.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberries.

9. Chambord Gin Fizz

London dry gin is the perfect accompaniment for sweet Chambord.

Bramble cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker and a highball glass with ice.
  2. To the shaker, add the gin, lemon juice, Chambord, and syrup. Shake.
  3. Strain into the ice-filled highball glass. Top with the club soda.

10. Chambord Citron Tonic

This is equal parts citrussy and sweet with a refreshing hint of bitterness.

Chambord citron tonic

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 1 ounce Absolut Citron vodka
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing cup with ice.
  2. Add the Chambord and vodka. Stir.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with the tonic water. Stir once or twice gently.
  5. Garnish with raspberries.

Make Your Own Chambord Drinks

As a sweetish, not too alcoholic mixer, it is hard to go wrong with Chambord. The beauty of making cocktails at home is that you can customize them exactly to your tastes, and there's lots of room to get creative. Add Chambord to any of your favorite cocktail recipes, or try your hand at other classics like the Grateful Dead. Create your own spin on them, or play around and create unique new drinks.

Chambord Liqueur Drinks