Wine Wednesday: Chambord fit for the bride and groom

This past weekend, I was in Montreal attending the Bridal Boudoir conference, the wedding industry première bridal event in Montreal.  There is so much to share.  Lots of interesting trends that I’d love to see make their way to the US and while I get those articles ready, I’m feeling like my Wine Wednesday should reflect an elegant French inspired cocktail.

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is an all-natural raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France. This lush, rich and very sweet cognac is often misunderstood, but I do believe will offer an elegant addition to your wedding events.  Known as the bottle with the gold crown, it is surely fit for a king and queen.  I hope you enjoy some of these cocktails, the yummy brownies and especially during this holiday season, please drink responsibly.


French Martini

1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka

1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur

3 oz Pineapple Juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

Chambord Cosmopolitan

1 oz Finlandia Vodka

1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur

1/2 oz Orange Liqueur

1 1/4 oz Cranberry Juice

1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a raspberry.

Chambord Velvet Jack

1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur

3 oz Sour Mix

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Chambord Margarita Royale

1 1/2 oz Herradura Silver Tequila

3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur

3/4 oz Pomegranate Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into margarita or martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

The Sweet Taste of Victory

2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur

3/4 oz Vanilla Syrup

2 dashes Peychaud’s® Bitters

Shake all ingredients and serve in a Coupe glass. Garnish with any three of brandied blackberries, brandied raspberries or regular blackberries.

Café Royale

1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur

1/2 oz Irish Cream

1/2 oz Hazelnut Liqueur

1/2 oz Orange Liqueur

Layer all ingredients except Chambord in a port glass and top with Chambord-laced heavy whipping cream.

Chambord Black Raspberry Brownies

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup Oil

1/4 cup Water

1/4 cup Chambord Liqueur

1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/4 cup Confectioners Sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9” by 13″ baking pan with nonstick foil. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and Chambord Liqueur. Fold in semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth. Bake 35-40 minutes. Cool to room temperature before cutting. Dust with confectioners sugar (optional) and slice brownies into 3″ squares. Top with ice cream and 3-4 ounces of Chambord.

Yield: Approximately 12 servings.

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