Champagne and Chambord

Champagne and chambord cocktail recipe

​The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
222 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 138mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The name Champagne and Chambord clearly states what you will find in this cocktail recipe. There are no surprises; it is simply a mixed drink of those two delicious ingredients and nothing else.

For all of its simplicity, this is a truly great champagne cocktail. The black raspberry liqueur Chambord adds just a touch of rich, fruity sweetness that still allows you to appreciate the wine. It is a fabulous drink for romantic dinners or any occasion that requires a bit of bubbly to add to the celebration.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Chambord Liqueur

  • 6 ounces chilled Champagne, or to taste

  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for champagne and chambord cocktail
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  2. Pour the Chambord into a champagne flute.

    Chambord in a champagne flute
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  3. Fill with chilled champagne.

    Topped with champagne
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  4. Serve and enjoy!

    champagne and chambord with raspberries on top
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Tips

  • Make this cocktail immediately before serving so the wine remains effervescent.
  • If you're preparing a number of glasses for a party, pour the Chambord into each glass ahead of time. Then all you have to do is top each off with champagne when you're ready to serve.
  • No stirring is required with this cocktail. The bubbles from the wine will do all the mixing for you, so it's an incredibly easy drink to mix up.
  • While champagne is recommended for this drink, any sparkling wine will create a great cocktail. Prosecco, cava, or a sparkling rosé can be used in place of the champagne.
  • Chambord is a very sweet liqueur, so you might find it best to pair it with a drier wine. Any champagne with "brut" on the label will be the driest and the best choice for this drink. Extra dry champagne is a touch sweeter but retains dryness so the cocktail should maintain a fair balance. Most drinkers will find that a "demi-sec" is just too sweet for the liqueur.

Recipe Variations

  • You might want to add another garnish to this cocktail. An elegant option is a long lemon or orange twist that drapes over the rim and floats inside the glass. You can also float a few cranberries or pomegranate seeds in the drink.
  • Use this simple recipe as inspiration for other champagne cocktails. Browse your liquor cabinet for similarly sweet fruit liqueurs or pick up a new bottle at the liquor store. Apple, lychee, mango, pear, pomegranate, and strawberry liqueurs would all work nicely as Chambord substitutes for various occasions and seasons.
  • It's very easy to create a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail. Simply pour a raspberry syrup, then top it with a sparkling cider or grape juice. Grenadine can be used as well and will give your drink a pomegranate flavor.

How Strong Is This Drink?

If you were to pour a full 6 ounces of wine to fill a flute, you can expect this cocktail to have an alcohol content of about 13 percent ABV (26 proof). This is just one point higher than the average champagne, so the Chambord does not make much of an impact in making the drink stronger.