Wedding planning can so easily get to a point where you are desperately looking for guidance outside of you and your partner, because making four million decisions all at once is certainly draining. That’s why when you get to the point when you’re thinking about your wedding catering and the drinks you will serve on the day, we think turning to the stars may be your quickest way to an answer.
Here we run through the Chambord cocktail you should be serving up at your wedding, based entirely off your star sign.
January 20 – February 18
Chambord French Bramble
Ah, the mystical healer who bestows water and life on the land, Aquarius is hands down the most humanitarian zodiac sign. Because they think so much about everyone and everything (trying to constantly make the world a better place), Aquarius’ need something light and breezy to sip on during their wedding day. Enter, Chambord French Bramble.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 25ml Gin // 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice // Lemon wedge // Crushed Ice
How to make this cocktail: Take a glass that is short. Fill to the top, with crushed ice. Pour in gin and lemon juice. Stir, add the Chambord. Finish with a lemon wedge hat.
JULY 23 – AUGUST 22
Being the kings and queens of the celestial jungle, nothing suits a Leo quite like the royal treatment. Which is why this Chambord Royale cocktail, with it’s don’t-f*ck-with-me simplicity and straight up classic flavour, is perfect for a Leo.
The Ingredients: 15ml Chambord // 125ml Champagne/Prosecco/Cava // A Raspberry
How to make this cocktail: First, pour the fizz. Champagne, Prosecco or Cava, as you like. Next, top with Chambord to suit your taste buds. And finally, finish with the all-important raspberry.
SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22
Libra is personified by the scales because they crave balance and harmony. Which is why a cocktail that perfectly tows the line between citrus and sharpness, like the Chambord Flamingo, will have them reaching the inner (read: taste bud) balance that they are seeking.
The Ingredients: 20ml Chambord // 35ml Vodka // 6 Mint Leaves // 12ml Fresh Lemon Juice // Fresh Cloudy Apple Juice // Sprig Of Mint and/or Apple Fan
How to make this cocktail: Take all the ingredients. Pour over ice, with lots of mint. Stir, swirl and finish with a mint sprig. Or a fan of apple. Then stand on one leg. Or not. As you wish.
FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Chambord Easter Egg
Pisces is symbolised between two fish swimming in opposite directions, which is basically a big fat metaphor for these fishy folks constant division of attention between fantasy and reality. That’s why a cocktail masquerading as a delightful easter treat is the perfect sweet drink for a Pisces.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 15ml Coffee liqueur // 25ml Cream // 1 scoop chocolate ice cream // 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
How to make this cocktail: This one is easy. But noisy. Pour all of the ingredients into the blender. Whizzzzzzzzzzz, for 20 seconds. Et voila.
march 21 – april 19
Personified by the Ram, Aries love to grab life (literally) by the horns and they never, ever do anything by halves. This logic doesn’t stop with flavour either, so this Chambord Metropolitan, which delivers a serious punch of flavour will be right up their alley.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 25ml Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka // 15ml Lemon Juice // 20ml Pomegranate Juice //Lemon Twist
How to make this cocktail: Mix the ingredients together in a shaker of cocktails filled with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist the lemon. Et fini.
DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19
Chambord el Diablo
Capricorns are immensely hard workers, which means they always crave something hard to take the edge off. That’s why for their wedding (which they’ve no doubt planned themselves to perfection) a Chambord el Diablo is the best way for a Capricorn to celebrate the biggest day of their lives.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 50ml 100% Agave Tequila // 25ml Freshly Lime juice // Ginger Beer // Lime // Ice
How to make this cocktail: You take a glass filled with ice. Pour in Chambord, tequila and lime juice and you top with the ginger beer. Arriba, arriba mes cheries.
AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22
How do we put this tastefully? We can’t. Virgo’s are known for their rampant sex drive and passion for romance. Which is why the Chambord Kiss cocktail is one that caters to their aphrodisiac cravings one cup at a time.
The Ingredients: 50ml Irish Cream // 25ml Chambord // Ice
How to make this cocktail: We start with Chambord on the rocks. Then the Irish cream. Finally, a stir and a fresh raspberry. Bon. The kiss is ready.
june 21 – july 22
Chambord Vodka Lemonade
Cancer’s are homebodies at heart, craving the familiar at all costs. Which is why this twist on the oh-so nostalgic Vodka Lemonade is the perfect pitcher for their wedding day.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 25ml vodka // Lemonade // Lime wedge // Ice
How to make this cocktail: Take a long glass filled with ice. Pour in Chambord, vodka and top with lemonade. Add the lime wedge. And voila, your tongue is happy.
NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21
Chambord French Martini
Sagittarius’s are very inquisitive folk, who love learning about different cultures – so a cocktail that brings together ingredients tied to Russia, South America and France will be right up a Sagittarius’ globetrotting street.
The Ingredients: 20ml Chambord // 40ml Vodka // 60ml Pineapple Juice
How to make this cocktail: Take a shaker filled with ice. Add Chambord, vodka and pineapple juice. Shake with the vigour of a tambourine.
may 21 – june 20
Geminis are best known for their inner-duelling personalities, so the perfect cocktail for them is one which can’t make it’s mind up whether it’s a dessert or a drink. Twins, meet the Chambord Donut.
The Ingredients: 25ml Chambord // 15ml Baileys Irish Cream // Sugar
How to make this cocktail: Sprinkle the sweet sugar around the rim of the shot glass. Pour the Chambord. Tip Toe the Baileys on top of the Chambord to make a creamy roof. Let there be Donuts!
april 20 – may 20
Tauruses like simple things that are unapologetically expensive. That’s why this Spritz, which marries Chambord and a classy dry white wine, is the perfect combination for a thirsty-for-wealth Taurus.
The Ingredients: 50ml Chambord // 125ml Dry White Wine // Soda water // Ice
How to make this cocktail: Take a large wine glass and fill it up with ice. Pour in Chambord, dry white wine and top with soda. And bon, your tonsils purr like a koala.
OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Chambord French Manhattan
The dark and mysterious water sign, Scorpio, would be drawn to the stormy favours in this Chambord French Manhattan, and the spice and tang of the vermouth and bitters will set the tone of their no-doubt edgy as heck wedding.
The Ingredients: 15ml Chambord // 30ml Woodford Reserve // 10ml Red Vermouth // Orange Bitters
How to make this cocktail: When the Manhattan tickles the fancy, simply stir Chambord, whiskey, red vermouth and orange bitters together. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. And voila. Chin, chin.
If you would like to know more about Chambord, and how they can contribute to some seriously delicious cocktails at your wedding, be sure to visit their website.
You can also sip on Chambord at the upcoming One Fine Day Wedding Fairs in both Sydney and Melbourne, so be sure to grab your tickets for the fairs right here.
By Katie Stow