Chambord Margarita

Chambord Margarita

Chambord Margarita a pretty and tasty riff on the standard fare

This Chambord Margarita combines my favorite liqueur, Chambord, and my favorite cocktail, a shaken margarita on the rocks.

Chambord Margarita

Try a splash of Chambord in your margarita!

I was pleased to find that the complex berry flavors of the Chambord were an elegant and intriguing enhancement to the standard lime and tequila flavors of the margarita.

Chambord Margarita

Margarita with Chambord splash is oh, so pretty!

And just a splash of the ruby red Chambord transforms the cocktail’s color to pretty pastel pink. I didn’t realize until after I had made and photographed this Chambord Margarita that Chambord has its own recipe on its fabulous website! The James Beard Foundation also has a yum-looking recipe.

Chambord Margarita

Margarita pretty in pink from splash of Chambord

Yes, Chambord is expensive–about $35 for a bottle–but a little goes a long way, and a bottle seems to last and last. I created a festive martini with this wonderful liqueur, the Cherry Chambord Cream Dream, a few months ago.

Chambord Margarita

Lime sugar salt mixture for cocktails

The rim of the glass shown here is covered with a unique lime sugar salt mixture, made from the zest of a lime, a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of salt, all quickly pulverized fine in the food processor. The extra mixture can be stored in a covered jar.

Lime sugar salt rim on cocktail

Lime sugar salt rim on cocktail

Little green flecks from the lime zest add color and citrusy pizzaz to the rims of your Chambord Margarita, or other cocktail of your choice.

Chambord Margarita

Margarita with splash of Chambord is gorgeous

Shake up all the ingredients over ice and strain over a couple of ice cubes. I hope you’ll try this pink, fruity and refreshingly cold Chambord Margarita! Here’s the recipe:

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Chambord Margarita
 
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A splash of Chambord liqueur enhances a standard shaken lime margarita on the rocks
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • For the lime sugar salt mixture:
  • zest from one large lime or two small limes
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • For the drink:
  • 1 ounce Chambord liqueur
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 and ½ ounces simple syrup, or to taste
  • ice for shaker and serving
  • garnish: lime slice or lime wedge
Instructions
  1. For the lime sugar salt mixture:
  2. Combine the zest, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulverize until the zest if finely pulverized. Place some of the mixture on a small saucer. Reserve remaining mixture in a covered jar for later use.
  3. For the drink:
  4. Dip glass rim in saucer of water, then dip glass in saucer of lime sugar salt mixture to cover the rim.
  5. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  6. Add Chambord, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker, cover, and shake for 30 seconds.
  7. Pour into glass with prepared rim.
  8. Garnish with lime slice or wedge.
  9. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

–G

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