Review: Chambord French Black Raspberry Liqueur

Review: Chambord French Black Raspberry Liqueur

ChambordDrinkhacker finally takes a look at one of the classics, a staple of the back bar and an inimitable ingredient in any number of amazing cocktails. Need a dash of color and a kick of jammy fruit in your drink? A drop of Chambord (actually made from both raspberries and blackberries, along with currants, vanilla bean, Cognac, and some other additives) from its iconic Holy Hand Grenade bottle will do the trick.

The nose of this liqueur features big, burly, well, raspberry notes. Not so much bright, fresh fruit but rather raspberry jam, dense and well-sugared. Sipped straight, the body is more dessert-like than you might expect, offering an almost candylike character that mixes darker raspberry notes with clear vanilla and somewhat lighter chocolate notes. Ultimately, the berry fruit is what sticks with you. Not quite Jolly Ranchers, but not quite fresh berries, either. Chambord lands somewhere in between, which might be what makes it perfect for cocktailing.

31 proof.

A- / $30 / chambordonline.com [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Chambord French Black Raspberry Liqueur

$30
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. Amy on August 26, 2015 at 4:44 am

    We love this liqueur so much we are using Chambord in our Bramble Kit this september which features the Casita Bramble and is so delicious! http://www.tastecocktails.com/bramble-cocktail-recipes-how-to-make-a-bramble/

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