Liqueur de Framboise is a delicious French creation that is full of great flavor and a treasure whether served straight, on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail.
Liqueur de Framboise
Raspberry liqueur, more commonly known commercially as Chambord, is a delicious beverage used in a wide range of liqueurs and food recipes.
Author: Chief Mixologist
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
- 1 pound fresh raspberries **
- 1 pound sugar
- 2 Cups water
- 2 Cups pure grain alcohol*
- 2 Cups water
- Rinse and check berries. Discard any overripe or moldy berries. Place berries in a large bowl.
- Crush berries slightly with back of wooden spoon. Set aside.
- Warm 2 cups water with sugar in medium saucepan over moderate heat. Stir continuously til well dissolved and liquid is just warm.
- Pour sugar water over berries, stir. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one week. Stir occasionally.
- After aging in refrigerator, strain through a fine wire mesh strainer into a large bowl or aging container.
- Add alcohol mixture, stir. Cap and let age one month. Strain through cloth until clear.
- Re-bottle as desired. Ready for use in cooking at this point but age 2 months longer before drinking.
* Variation: 4 cups 80 proof vodka may be substituted for 2 cups pure grain alcohol and 2 cups water. Proof of liqueur will be slightly less. ** This recipe works with most cane berries, such as blackberries, loganberries, etc. Ready in 3 months. Makes over 1 quart.