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Chambord Liqueur

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Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

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Champagne and Chambord Cocktail

Champagne and Chambord

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What is Chambord?:

Chambord is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley, south of Paris, France. It is rich, lush and sweet made with raspberries and blackberries in a Cognac and other French spirits base.

Chambord is the elegant purple star of a number of popular cocktails, including the French Martini and Hollywood Martini (and many other "Martinis") and this makes its gold crowned bottle a regular in the back bar line up. When a cocktail calls for raspberry liqueur, Chambord is almost always the first choice.

 

Producing Chambord:

The process of making Chambord is not easy; it is a finely crafted blend of infused spirits and Cognac.

  1. Whole raspberries and blackberries are steeped for several weeks in French spirits.
  2. The berries are strained from the infusion and soaked again in a second batch of liquor for a few more weeks.
  3. The berries are removed again and pressed for their sugar and juice.
  4. The Maitre Liquoriste (master blender) then blends the two infused spirits, sugary juice, and fine Cognac with the extracts of Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, black raspberries, honey, and other herbs and spices.

 

Chambord Drinks:

 

More About Chambord:

  • Popular black raspberry liqueur with a Cognac base.
  • 16.5% (33 proof)
  • Retails for around $25/750ml bottle
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Chambord Flavored Vodka

In the fall of 2010 Chambord released a vodka that retains the flavor characteristics of the famous liqueur. This 37.5% alc/volume (75 proof) vodka is noted with having floral, vanilla, and white chocolate flavors and is an excellent substitute in vodka cocktails in which a light black raspberry flavor may be appropriate. Also, try this vodka in the French Sparkle.

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