On November 3rd, I received the following email from a Public Relations Representative for The Baddish Group (a NY based PR firm):
The most exciting fashion event in New York City this November is The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party, being held November 9th at the new, downtown Dream Hotel.
In case you want to do a post about the airing of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 29th at 10/9C on CBS, I wanted to share with you two must-try cocktails, created by Chambord Liqueur, the official sponsor of the After Party.
The Raspberry Bombshell and the Dream Angel Martini are sparkly pink cocktails, a seductive accessory, and you can bet the beautiful Angels of Victoria’s Secret will be indulging, Chambord style.
Please let me know if these cocktail recipes are of interest. Images are below and Chambord samples are available upon request — just let me know what you need!
Since I’m not a fan of Vodka based cocktails, I was reluctant at first to do a blog article about these drinks. But then I had a thought. Accept the free samples and ask the wives of “It’s just the booze dancing…” to evaluate them and write down their honest opinions. I let The Baddish Group know what I planned to do with the Chambord samples and they immediately sent me what I needed to make these cocktails.
This past Saturday, I managed to convince two of the wives to participate in this tasting. Mrs. Limpd (the deadly Neapolitan wife of Limpd) and Mrs. G-LO (my equally deadly wife) joined me at around 9PM. I told them to give me their honest opinions, and that is exactly what they did. Since I too was curious to try these cocktails, I joined in the fun and took some notes.
And now for our tasting notes and a final verdict…
CHAMBORD COCKTAIL #1 – THE RASPBERRY BOMBSHELL
- 0.75 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka
- 0.75 oz Chambord
- 2 oz Lemonade
- 1 oz Cranberry juice
- Squeeze of lemon
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a black raspberry.
Mrs. Limpd says…
Smooth. Refreshing. Not too sweet. Flavor is not overpowering. A perfect summer drink.
Mrs. G-LO says…
Smooth. No hard hit of alcohol. Not too sweet. Only slightly cough-syrupy. Goes down easy. So summery.
Much fruitier than what I usually drink, but actually quite tasty. A bit sweet, but with a hint of tartness to keep it from being overbearing. A perfect, early summer cocktail.
CHAMBORD COCKTAIL #2 – DREAM ANGEL MARTINI
- 1.5 oz Chambord Vodka
- 0.5 oz Chambord
- 3 oz Pineapple Juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with black raspberries.
Mrs. Limpd says…
Not good. Not smooth. Tastes like cough syrup. Makes you cringe when swallowing. Smells good though.
Mrs. G-LO says…
Way more like cough syrup. Smells like pineapple, but tastes like ass. One sip was enough.
Way too sweet for my taste. The raspberry overpowers the pineapple. Very unbalanced.
I think it’s pretty obvious from our tasting notes. The Raspberry Bombshell was the unanimous winner of this Chambord Cocktail Showdown. Since I really enjoy pineapple based drinks, I was expecting to prefer The Dream Angel Martini, but the raspberry/pineapple combo just didn’t work in this cocktail. Cloyingly sweet and overbearing are the only ways to describe the Dream Angel Martini. The Raspberry Bombshell was superior in every way. Crystal clear, elegant, well balanced, and very easy drinking. The Raspberry Bombshell is a drink that is well worth trying.
Thank you to The Baddish Group for providing the spirits, and to Mrs. Limpd and Mrs. G-LO for participating in this Chambord Cocktail Showdown.