If I could go back and change the way I viewed Gin a few years ago I definitely would. For some reason, gin gets a bad rap but it has honestly become my favorite go-to spirit. If you enjoy a nice blend of spice and botanicals then gin is where it’s at! If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I never shy away from a Gin & Tonic recipe and this Chambord Gin and Tonic is another way to enjoy the sweet and savory classic.
What is Chambord?
Chambord Liqueur is a 16.5% abv raspberry liqueur modeled after a liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th century.
Chambord is produced in the Loire Valley from raspberries and blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, and cognac. It is made by steeping whole raspberries and blackberries in French spirits for a period of several weeks to produce a fruit infusion. After the infusion is extracted, the second set of spirits is added to the fruit and allowed to rest for a few weeks. After that, the remaining fruit is pressed to obtain the natural sugars and juice. The fruit-infused spirits and juices from the final pressing are then combined and the berry infusion is married with a blend of cognac, vanilla extract, black raspberries, citrus peel, honey, and herbs. A little goes a long way in your cocktails so the bottle should last for a while.
I would say that Chambord can be mixed with gin, vodka, sparkling and dry wine to add a deep raspberry flavor.
How to make a Chambord Gin and Tonic
Add the ice, lemon juice, simple syrup, gin, and Chambord to a shaker and shake for about 7 seconds until chilled. Pour over ice and top with a splash of tonic water.Print