After tasting Chambord neat, Hal Wolin, spirits blogger at A Muddled Thought, crafted this luxurious cocktail to amplify the French liqueur’s notes of fresh berries, vanilla and subtle spice.
2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. Chambord liqueur
3/4 oz. vanilla syrup (see below)
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: 3 fresh blackberries or raspberries, skewered on a cocktail pick
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish.
Vanilla syrup: Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white sugar just to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1 split vanilla bean. Cool to room temperature and strain into a glass bottle. Will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
Hal Wolin, A Muddled Thought