Chambord and Champagne Cocktail

Here’s a effortlessly easy cocktail recipe: Chambord and champagne! Mixing the two makes a bubbly and sophisticated drink.

Chambord and champage

Got a bottle of raspberry liqueur or Chambord? Here’s an effortlessly easy cocktail to make: Chambord and Champagne! These two go together like one of those famous pairings: tomatoes and basil, peaches and cream or peanut butter and jelly. Simply mix the raspberry liqueur with bubbles and you’ve got a sophisticated Chambord cocktail perfect for celebrations of all kinds. The bubbly sweet tart flavor is refreshing and unexpectedly nuanced for two ingredients. Here’s what to know about this elegant drink.

How to make a Chambord and Champagne cocktail

It’s as easy as combining two ingredients! There”s not much you can do to mess this one up. Except for stirring it! You want to have all those champagne bubbles in tact. You can make it right in the glass, like a mimosa.

  1. Add 3/4 ounce Chambord to a glass. Serve it in a champagne flute or cocktail glass.
  2. Add 4 ounces champagne. This is 1/2 cup, so you can eyeball it as you add it to the glass. Taste and add a little more Chambord if you’d like.
Chambord and champagne cocktail

What’s Chambord, exactly?

Chambord has a beautiful gold and purple round bottle that makes you feel like a professional bartender. But what exactly is it? Can you use other raspberry liqueur here? Here’s what to know:

  • Chambord is a black raspberry liqueur made in France. It’s been made there since 1685, so it has a long history.
  • What does Chambord taste like? It tastes rich and fruity, with raspberry and citrus notes.
  • What are substitutes for Chambord? You can use Creme de Cassis (black currant flavor) or Razzmatazz Schnapps Liqueur.
  • How much does Chambord cost? A small bottle costs about $20 (in the US).
  • Is it worth buying? Yes, if you’re an adventurous home mixologist! No if you’re a minimalist.
Chambord

What champagne to use?

You can use any type of champagne or sparkling wine for this recipe. Here are a few notes on sparkling wine and Prosecco vs Champagne:

  • Use a dry champagne. You’ll want a dry flavor to offset the sweet Chambord. Any champagne labeled “brut” works here.
  • Any type of sparkling wine works, even Prosecco! Got Prosecco instead? You can make Chambord and Prosecco. Prosecco is a little sweeter than champagne and has bigger bubbles. The flavor is more nuanced: you’ll get notes of apple, pear and lemon. It’s also a little cheaper than champagne: usually about $15 per bottle.
Chambord cocktail

More Chambord cocktails

Got a bottle and wondering what other Chambord cocktails can you make? Here are a few ideas for using up a bottle!

  • French Martini The best known way to make a Chambord cocktail? The French Martini! This classy cocktail is perfectly balanced with vodka, pineapple juice, and raspberry liqueur.
  • Chambord Spritz Make a classic spritz using Chambord! It’s like an Aperol spritz, using champagne and soda water. For each drink, mix up: 1 ounce Chambord, 3 ounces champagne, and 1 ounce soda water.
Chambord and champagne

When to serve this Chambord and champagne cocktail

This Chambord and champagne cocktail is festive and makes any occasion more celebratory! Serve it as a:

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Chambord and champage

Chambord and Champagne Cocktail


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s a effortlessly easy cocktail recipe: Chambord and champagne! Mixing the two makes a bubbly and sophisticated berry-flavored drink.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) champagne
  • For the garnish: raspberries

Instructions

  1. Pour the Chambord into a glass. Top it off the with the champagne.
  2. Garnish with raspberries if desired. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Chambord and champagne

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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