Here’s a effortlessly easy cocktail recipe: Chambord and champagne! Mixing the two makes a bubbly and sophisticated drink.
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.
Also try: the popular and very similar Kir Royale!
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.
- Add 3/4 ounce Chambord to a glass. Serve it in a champagne flute or cocktail glass.
- 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.
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. Despite the fancy historic looking bottle, the brand started in the 1980’s. But it’s inspired by a raspberry liqueur recipe from the the 1680’s.
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Celebration drink (you got that job or promotion, had a baby, etc!)
- Happy hour drink
- Dinner party drink
- New Year’s Eve drink
- Holiday drink
- Romantic dinner or dinner party drink
Here’s a effortlessly easy cocktail recipe: Chambord and champagne! Mixing the two makes a bubbly and sophisticated berry-flavored drink.
- 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) champagne
- For the garnish: raspberries
- Pour the Chambord into a glass. Top it off the with the champagne.
- Garnish with raspberries if desired. Serve immediately.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Poured
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Chambord and champagne
More champagne cocktails
There are so many more great ways to serve champagne! Her are a few of our favorite champagne cocktails:
- Classic Champagne Cocktail A classic drink that’s festive and elegant, perfect for celebration (or New Year’s Eve). The sugar cube makes it sparkle!
- French 75 Cocktail A classic cocktail made with gin and lemon. It’s sophisticated and perfect for celebrations of all kinds!
- St Germain Champagne Cocktail This cocktail mixes elderflower liqueur with champagne, lemon, and gin. A sophisticated bubbly drink perfect for any occasion!
- Black Velvet Invented in 1861, this combination of stout beer and Champagne stands the test of time!
About the Authors
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 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.