Fascinating facts about Chambord Liqueur


One can tell that Chambord is one sexy drink just by looking at the bottle, but what else makes this black raspberry liqueur so alluring for drinks enthusiasts? There are other raspberry liqueurs out there, including generics, but Chambord has long been considered the best. If you are not familiar with Chambord, allow me to fill you in.

The Chambord recipe dates back to the 1600s

 Fascinating facts about Chambord Liqueur
Château de Chambord, Chambord, France

The Chambord recipe takes after a black raspberry liqueur that was made for King Louis the XIV on his visit to Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley.

Chambord is made with raspberries and blackberries

 Fascinating facts about Chambord Liqueur

There seems to be a little confusion over the berries that are used in Chambord. It is in fact made from rasberries and blackberries. The website says, “the world’s finest blackberries and raspberries are chosen. Then the juices are squeezed, soaked in French spirits and left to mingle for four weeks to surrender their flavour.” Other ingredients include Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, cognac and herbs and spices.

The bottle was modeled after a Globus cruciger

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Chambord comes in a spherical bottle. Until mid-2010, the bottle came with a metallic gold plastic lettered ‘belt’ around the middle, and a crown atop its lid. In the U.S. market, the manufacturer began using a different bottle design in summer 2010, with modifications to the belt, lid and other elements.

Chambord is known as a “First Tier” liqueur

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Since 2007, Chambord has earned silver and bronze medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and several other spirit ratings organizations have rated it relatively high. Proof66 went as far as categorizing it as a “First Tier” liqueur, putting it in the super premium category alongside the likes of Johnny Walker and single malt scotches.

Chambord is at its best in cocktails

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Simply mix it in with champagne or a good dry gin, vodka or rum or try something more complicated, like the Chambord Royale, which features Chambord with vodka, cranberry, and pineapple. Less expected is Chambord as a sugar substitute for Old Fashioneds. Good to know!