The Remedy

I bought a bottle of Chambord, the French raspberry liqueur, the other day. Having never tried the liqueur before, I wanted to make a cocktail with it that would appeal to both Erica and I (something sweet, but still a hard cocktail with a kick). I hadn’t found a cocktail that contained Chambord that I really wanted to try which made me to want to create a new concoction to try my hand with this unfamiliar ingredient. The result was the cocktail that Erica dubbed, the Remedy.

In order to stick to my goal of “sweet, with a kick”, I used white rum as the base of the drink, and decided to add equal amounts of triple sec (Cointreau) and Chambord as modifiers which gave the cocktail a fruity taste, but left the palate clean. The rum gave the drink the kick, but also worked well to accent the sweetness of the Chambord. I also threw in 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to raise the complexity level of the drink and scale the sweetness back a little, but this addition is optional depending on your taste.

Here’s how to make it:

2 oz white rum
1/2 oz triple sec
(Cointreau)
1/2 oz Chambord
Angostura bitters
(optional, but no more than 2 dashes)
Orange peel

Shake the liquid ingredients (including the bitters) in an ice-filled shaker until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and drop the orange peel into the drink.

The Remedy

Enjoy the Remedy!

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