Chambord Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Chambord Cosmopolitan is a luscious twist on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. It's a relatively recent innovation, gaining popularity in the 21st century as bartenders began experimenting with new flavors and liqueurs. The addition of Chambord, a French raspberry liqueur, adds a rich berry note that complements the traditional ingredients of a Cosmo.

Who would like this? It's perfect for those who appreciate the balance of sweet and tart flavors and enjoy a touch of luxury in their glass.

How Chambord Cosmopolitan Tastes?

The Chambord Cosmopolitan offers a harmonious blend of sweet, tart, and citrus flavors. The Chambord introduces a velvety raspberry undertone, while the cranberry juice provides a sharp contrast. The orange liqueur adds a zesty sweetness, and the vodka gives it a clean, strong backbone.

Interesting facts about Chambord Cosmopolitan

  • Chambord is made from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, and cognac.
  • The Cosmopolitan gained fame in the 1990s, partly due to its frequent appearance on the television show 'Sex and the City'.
  • The Chambord Cosmopolitan is often served in a martini glass, which enhances its sophisticated appeal.


A few good options for Chambord Cosmopolitan are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Absolut Citron
  • Khor De Luxe

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Lime Juice

  • Purpose: Adds a tart freshness to balance the sweetness.
  • Proportion: At 0.25 oz, it's just enough to cut through, but not overwhelm. Too much lime could make it sour.
  • Alternatives: Lemon juice could work, changing the flavor profile to a brighter citrus note.

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Cranberry Juice

  • Purpose: Provides tartness and the signature pink hue. It also adds a bit of sweetness.
  • Proportion: At 1.25 oz, it's the dominant juice, ensuring the drink isn't overpowered by the other ingredients.
  • Alternatives: Pomegranate juice can be a substitute, offering a similar color but a deeper flavor.

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  • Purpose: The raspberry liqueur gives a luxurious berry flavor and a rich color.
  • Proportion: Half an ounce is ideal to infuse flavor without making it too strong or too sweet.
  • Alternatives: Framboise liqueur could replace Chambord for a dryer raspberry touch.

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Orange Liqueur

  • Purpose: Adds depth, sweet citrus notes, and bridges the gap between vodka and Chambord.
  • Proportion: Three-quarters of an ounce rounds out the fruity notes without outshining them.
  • Alternatives: Triple sec or Cointreau can be used; they'll lighten the drink with a sharper, more pronounced orange zest flavor.

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  • Purpose: The spirit base that provides kick and allows the other flavors to shine.
  • Proportion: 1 oz gives it enough strength without turning the drink into a hammer.
  • Alternatives: A citrus-flavored vodka could amplify the citrus notes if one desires a zingy twist.

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Recipe. How to make Chambord Cosmopolitan Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of lime peel or a fresh raspberry.

Pro Tips

  • Chill your martini glass in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving to keep your cocktail cold longer.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • When shaking the cocktail, shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Boards: A selection of soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert will complement the fruity flavors of the Chambord.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes, particularly sushi or cold shrimp, can offset the cocktail's sweetness with their freshness.
  • Chocolate Desserts: A classic dark chocolate truffle or chocolate-covered strawberries can be a decadent pairing for the berry notes in the drink.

Other Drinks

  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips.
  • Light Beers: A refreshing pilsner can make a nice contrast after the sweet, tart taste of the Cosmopolitan.

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What you could change in Chambord Cosmopolitan

  • If Chambord is not available, raspberry liqueur from another brand can be used as a substitute.
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec can be used in place of other orange liqueurs.
  • For a lighter version, a diet cranberry juice can replace regular cranberry juice.

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Berry Blue Cosmopolitan

Ingredients: Replace Chambord with blue curaçao and use lemon juice instead of lime juice. Recipe: Follow the original recipe but use the substituted ingredients. Flavor Profile: The drink will have a bright blue appearance with a sweet, orangey twist and a hint of lemon freshness.

Spicy Cosmo

Ingredients: Add a few slices of jalapeño to the shaker before mixing. Recipe: Muddle the jalapeño, then pour in the rest of the ingredients and shake. Flavor Profile: Expect a vibrant Cosmo with a spicy kick that complements the sweet berry flavor.

Cosmo Royale

Ingredients: Top the cocktail with a splash of champagne instead of using cranberry juice. Recipe: Skip the cranberry juice and pour the remaining ingredients into the shaker. After shaking, top with champagne. Flavor Profile: A sophisticated twist with effervescence that elevates the drink's elegance.

In case you forgot basics how to make Chambord Cosmopolitan

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Chambord Cosmopolitan

What glassware is typically used for serving a Chambord Cosmopolitan?

A Chambord Cosmopolitan is traditionally served in a martini glass to showcase its vibrant color and to maintain the chill of the drink.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Chambord Cosmopolitan?

Yes, you can create a 'mocktail' version by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives, like raspberry syrup for Chambord and a splash of orange juice for the orange liqueur.

What food pairs well with a Chambord Cosmopolitan?

Light appetizers such as cheese platters, bruschetta, shrimp cocktails, or fruit skewers pair wonderfully with the fruity and tart flavors of a Chambord Cosmopolitan.

Where does Chambord liqueur come from?

Chambord liqueur originates from the Loire Valley in France and is known for its rich raspberry and blackberry flavors.

How should I store Chambord after opening?

After opening, Chambord should be stored in a cool, dark place. It can last for several months if stored properly.

Is a Chambord Cosmopolitan a strong drink?

The strength of a Chambord Cosmopolitan can vary based on the proportions of the ingredients used. However, it is generally considered a moderately strong cocktail due to the presence of vodka and liqueurs.

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