Raspberry lovers, unite! The Chambord 75 is a fun way to twist up the traditional French 75 cocktail. This recipe really lets the raspberry flavors come out, and I even skipped the lemon juice so it’s pure gin, raspberries, and bubbles. The perfect brunch cocktail.
Chambord is technically black raspberry liqueur from France, made from blackberries and raspberries. It’s your choice, either way, to highlight either flavor.
- .5 Oz. Gin
- .5 Oz. Chambord berry liqueur
- Champagne or bubbles to top
- Berries for garnish
- Layer your ingredients in your champagne glass.
- Start with Chambord.
- Using a barspoon to create clear layers, or not, add the gin down the back of the spoon.
- Finish with champagne, cava, prosecco, your choice of bubbles. Use a barspoon to minimize mixing of the layers, if you like.
- Garnish with your choice of berry.
Customize the Chambord 75
Traditionally, the French 75 has lemon juice to balance the simple syrup and the gin. But – Chambord is already sorta sweet, so I nixed the simple, and by extension, the lemon juice.
You may want to add some tartness back if you like. We decided that this recipe is really thick with raspberry flavor, which may be too much for some palates. We even suggested that it’s a bit “razz-ma-tazzy” for some. Add lemon to cut everything.
Remember that this drink is largely alcohol upon alcohol upon alcohol, so be smart. You can also substitute raspberry syrup for the Chambord, Seedlips for the gin, and even sparkling juice instead of champagne or bubbles. Not sure how good all of that would taste, but it’s worth experimenting with.