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Chambord Straight Up Serving Suggestions

JAB Mar 4, 2011 08:09 AM

I want to use Chambord straight up to pair with a chocolate cake. Room temp or refrigerated? Serve it on the rocks or not? Serving suggestions other than a cocktail are appreciated.

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    budnball Mar 4, 2011 08:26 AM

    I serve it room temp with a 1/2 inch float of un- whipped cream. no rocks!

    1. EvergreenDan Mar 4, 2011 09:05 AM

      I'd taste it both ways. Chilling it will make it appear less sweet, but it will also somewhat subdue the flavors.

      Personally, I'd opt for something less sweet and more subtle, even with chocolate cake. Framboise (raspberry eau-de-vie) or if you don't mind cherry, kirshwasser would be nice. Kirschwasser ("cherry water" in German) is distilled from crushed cherries, pit and all. It has a more complex flavor than some other eau-de-vie types. Eau-de-vie is usually served in small cordial glasses at room temperature.

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      1. invinotheresverde Mar 4, 2011 10:44 AM

        Straight up=shaken over ice and strained
        Neat=bottle to glass
        On the rocks=over ice

        I prefer such cordials neat, although I don't much care for Chambord. It's too sweet and one dimensional.

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        1. re: invinotheresverde
          JAB Mar 4, 2011 11:44 AM

          Thanks for straightening (pun intended) me up on the terminology and your preference.

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          tanker64 Mar 5, 2011 12:58 PM

          Chambord 1/3
          Champagne 2/3
          fantastic with Chocolate Cake.

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