July 10, 2006

Storm the Bastille with Chambord Cocktails

Chambord Mint DaiquiriSacre Bleu! This Friday is Bastille Day - do you know where your cocktail recipes are? Now that you're just getting over your July 4 hangover, you can jump right off the wagon again and storm the Bastille with the French.

Not sure what Bastille Day is all about? Seems like it's their answer to Independence Day, only with more implied guillotines.

We got the facts from a Chambord press release in celebration of the big day, and they also included some tasty cocktails we're sure you'll lose your head over. [Editor's Note: Wocka Wocka!] Read on for stats and, more importantly, drink recipes.

Chambord is celebrating Bastille Day (July 14) with delicious cocktails Chambord Punch and Chambord Raspberry Mint Daiquiri.
Chambord Punch
1 oz. Chambord 1 oz. Southern Comfort 1 1/2 oz. sweet and sour mix 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice

Add ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and pour into ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with pineapple.

Chambord Raspberry Mint Daiquiri
5 Fresh mint leaves
1/2 oz. Chambord
2 oz. Appleton White Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. sugar syrup

Muddle mint and other ingredients. Add ice, shake vigorously and fine strain into martini glass. (Best to shake vigorously in making a traditional daiquiri.) Garnish with mint leaf.
Bastille Day is a French national holiday commemorating the Fete de la Federation during the French Revolution. The Fete de la Federation was a huge feast and event celebrating the short-lived constitutional monarchy in France after the storming of Bastille on July 14, 1789. French cities and towns often celebrate the holiday with fireworks, parades and other events.

The suggested U.S. retail price for a 750ml bottle of Chambord is $27.99. Learn more at Chambord Online.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at July 10, 2006 2:33 PM
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