Chambord (also called Chambord Liqueur Royale de France) is a liqueur made from raspberries and blackberries in a spirit base that has additional flavors of herbs and vanilla. It is named for the Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley, and is based from a recipe dating back to the 17th century that was drunk by Louis XIV on his visit to the chateau.

The production of Chambord is a three step process. In the first, fruit is macerated in neutral spirits for four weeks. After this infusion, the spirit is drawn off and a second addition of spirit washes the fruit and extracts a different set of flavors. After a few more weeks, the fruit is pressed to extract sugars, flavor, and the alcohol. Next, the berry infused alcohol is blended with raspberry extracts, herbs, vanilla, and Cognac. Finally, a master blender verifies the flavor profile and makes necessary changes. 

Chambord is a vibrant raspberry reddish-purple color and clear. It is fairly sweet, and 33 proof. It smells and tastes like wild rasberries, with accents of honey and herbs. 

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Some popular cocktails containing Chambord

  • Sichuan Firework — Baijiu, Cynar, Chambord, Bitters, Grapefruit juice, Simple syrup
  • Flue-cured — Rye, Chambord, Spiced Rum, Fernet Branca, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Campari, Orange bitters
  • Poinsettia Punch (JMW's) — Gin, Chambord, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, Cardamom bitters, Lemon juice, Cinnamon syrup, Lemon peel
  • No Moon At All — Gin, Crème de Cacao, Crème de Violette, Chambord, Egg white, Lemon juice
  • Sun King — Cognac, Suze, Chambord, Orange bitters, Lemon peel
  • The Monastic Sour — Bourbon, Chambord, Bénédictine, Egg white, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Daddy Loves You — Añejo rum, Dry vermouth, Triple sec, Chambord
  • R&R cocktail — Dry vermouth, Chambord, Peychaud's Bitters
  • Death and Taxes — Bourbon, Chambord, Absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters, Lemon juice
  • Cincorita — Blanco tequila, Triple sec, Chambord, Agave syrup, Lime juice