Chambord is a liqueur with flavours of red and black raspberries front and centre. It also has notes of vanilla, citrus, honey, and cognac. It adds a wonderful complexity and sweetness to cocktails.
Because it doesn’t need a lot of help, I decided to highlight the Chambord in my recipe:
2 oz Chambord
½ oz Tanqueray No. 10 Gin
1 oz lemon juice
Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
Garnish: Sprig of thyme and strawberry
In a shaker with ice, add all the ingredients except the club soda and garnish. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with a splash of tonic water and lightly stir. Garnish with sprig of thyme and strawberry.
This is a perfect summer cocktail. The Chambord really comes through, but balances well with the other ingredients. I used Tanqueray No. 10 because its full citrus notes help offset some of the sweetness of the raspberry.
The elderflower tonic water adds a nice floral element to the drink, but you could always go for something more neutral like club soda if you prefer. Both options are perfectly viable.
So I hope you try one of these for yourself and say a special toast to the wonderful raspberry.
Oh and Anthony – I’ll need another bottle of Chambord before my next birthday.