Chambord Gin Cocktail

Chambord Gin Cocktail

Indulging in the Flood of Flavors

When it comes to exquisite ingredients for martinis, the berry liqueur Chambord holds a special place in my heart. Its petite and captivating bottle only adds to its allure. Among the various Chambord recipes, there’s one that truly stands out: the Chambord gin cocktail. As a cocktail enthusiast, I adore the brand, its tantalizing taste, and the treasure trove of recipes found on their website.

Chambord berry liqueur with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry
Creating cocktails with fresh ingredients is an art form that cannot be replicated.

What is Chambord?

Chambord is a 16.5% abv raspberry liqueur created during the late 17th century. The Chambord product brand has been owned and produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 2006.

Chambord liqueur boasts an incredibly intense flavor profile. While it may not suit everyone’s palate, I find it delightful. Some prefer their cocktails sweet, while others lean toward the tangy side. Personally, I’m among those who appreciate both, as long as they bring joy to my taste buds. Hence, it’s safe to say that pleasing me with cocktails is an easy task.

Chambord Martini – Also Known as the Chambord Gin Cocktail

Chambord Martini garnished with berries and fresh fruits on the white background

To craft this delectable cocktail, you’ll need a medley of fresh berries, 3 per serving.

The recipe itself is a breeze to follow and incredibly enjoyable:

  • 1 part Chambord
  • 1 part gin
  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 blueberries
  • 2 blackberries
  • One of each fruit to garnish per serving

One aspect I particularly cherish about martini recipes is the flexibility to experiment. I can replace gin with vodka or even swap in tequila, tailoring the cocktail to my preferences. As a gin aficionado, I opt for gin instead of vodka when making this cocktail.

Begin by muddling the berries in the shaker. Proceed to pour in the Chambord and gin while crushing the berries. Show no mercy and crush them thoroughly; gentle muddling won’t suffice!

cranberry raspberry blueberry crushing muddler cocktail chambord martini

Now, it’s time to shake things up! Don’t forget to check out my handy tips on cocktail shaking techniques here. After 15-20 seconds of vigorous shaking, strain the concoction into a chilled martini glass using a sieve. While some may savour the fruit bits in their drink (like me), exercise patience as I’ll soon share my technique for the perfect balance of fruit in this luscious Chambord gin cocktail.

pouring drink in cocktail glass using a sieve
Keep in mind that sieves and strainers differ, although some shakers come with built-in strainers.

As you can see, using a sieve while pouring your cocktail yields a crystal-clear libation. While I relish the fruity bits in my cocktails, I decided to incorporate even more berries into the mix. After garnishing my drink with berries on a stainless steel cocktail pick, I lightly muddled one of each berry again, placing them delicately in my glass.

Berry garnish cocktail
To keep the garnishing berries fresh for an extended period and make them easier to skewer, I recommend placing them in the freezer before starting your cocktail preparation. Simply retrieve them right before serving.

This particular chambord gin cocktail holds a special place in my heart as it brings me immense joy. Perhaps it’s the burst of flavours from the berries or the enchanting taste of Chambord within its elegant bottle. Undoubtedly, there’s something truly magical about this cocktail. If there’s one Chambord cocktail that I love more than this one, it’s Raspberry Espresso Martini with Chambord. As the name tells everyone, it has espresso, and as a coffee lover, I don’t need to say more.

What are your thoughts on this creation? Do you also relish the inclusion of fresh fruits in your cocktails? Feel free to share your favourites in the comments so I can give them a try as well. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and tag me in your cocktail posts—I’m excited to see what you’ve concocted. Cheers!

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