Happy Fri-YAY! Let’s cheers with some Chambord Berry Champagne and ring in this weekend properly…
Was this the longest week or what?! Monday felt like Thursday and Thursday felt like… well, I’m not sure. Like an entire month had gone by, maybe. Regardless, Friday is finally upon us and this weekend is going to be super special because it’s Mother’s Day!
It’s also going to reach 80 degrees here — both Saturday AND Sunday — and my Midwestern heart can hardly contain itself. So between the weather and Mother’s Day, why not sit out in the sun, sipping some Chambord Berry Champagne, cheers-ing with Mom?
It’s probably been at least four years since I’ve celebrated Mother’s Day with my Mom. Finally I’m back where I belong, able to celebrate with her, and in person nonetheless. Far too many Mother’s Days and birthdays were celebrated over FaceTime. NO MORE!
This year we’re going to enjoy the heck out of this lovely weather – first with brunch (ahem, hiiii again Chambord Berry Champagne) and then an extended family BBQ, because again, we’re Minnesotans and when 80-degree weather hits we cannot stay inside.
So about this Chambord Berry Champagne… can I first say that not only is it perfect for spring occasions such as Mother’s Day, bridal showers, brunch, etc., it also only requires THREE INGREDIENTS! The easiest cocktail you’ll ever make!
All you need is:
- Champagne (or Prosecco!)
The first time I used Chambord was while making a cheesecake recipe with warm berry sauce (ok which is to die for — why have I not shared this with you yet?!).
And finally I decided I needed to do a little more with the Chambord besides a) let it sit in my cupboard going unused and b) only using it to make cheesecakes – not that I’m complaining, but summer is coming.
Hold the phone – if you don’t know what Chambord is- it’s a raspberry liqueur. It’s definitely a little sweet, and can feel a little boozy (says the pure wine drinker who isn’t used to liqueurs or anything strong), and it’s super yummy in recipes and cocktails!
Oh, and just like in my favorite sangria, fruit in cocktails just makes it even yummier – especially when enjoying those final berry bites that have been soaking for a while 😉
Go ahead and pop the champagne, pour the Chambord, drop in the berries, and cheers to all the mama’s out there this Mother’s Day!
How else are YOU celebrating Mom this year?!
I’d love to see – remember to tag @FORKINTHEKITCHEN and #FORKINTHEKITCHEN on Instagram or Facebook! I love to see what y’all are up to and cooking!
Chambord Berry Champagne
- 2 Tablespoons Chambord Liqueur
- 1 bottle Champagne or Prosecco
- Rasperries and/or blackberries to top
- Mint for garnish, optional
- Pour 1/2 Tablespoon Chambord into each champagne flute. Add in 6-7 ounces of Champagne in each flute. Top with berries and/or mint. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.
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