Friday, 14 May 2010

Blanquette de Limoux Recipe - Raspberry Smoothie

I have tracked down a recipe using Blanquette de Limoux and raspberry liqueur for a Frappé (a frothy smoothie). One of the most famous raspberry liqueurs just so happens to be French. According to legend Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is inspired by a raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th Century. The liqueur was said to have been introduced to Louis XIV during one of his visits to the Château de Chambord. It is made from raspberries, blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac.

Raspberry Frappé

250g raspberries
8 bunches of red currants
2 sprigs fresh mint
4 tsp castor sugar
1 tbsp icing sugar
½ lemon
10 cl of raspberry liqueur
1 bottle of Blanquette de Limoux

Mix finely the leaves of a sprig of mint with the sugar. Divide into 8 glasses. Reserve a few raspberries and blend the rest in a food processor with the icing sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Sieve to remove seeds.

Mix the blended liquid with the raspberry liqueur. Divide into glasses, then put a raspberry in each. Finish by filling the glasses with the Blanquette de Limoux – and froth with a fork. Garnish the rim of each glass with a sprig of fresh mint and a bunches of currants.

Serve chilled.

4 comments:

lostpastremembered said...

You know how much I love sparkling cocktails... oh my goodness... time to get some chambord.. I never knew it had so many lovely things in it!

tasteofbeirut said...

I just finished the little bottle of Chambord i had; OK time to restock and try this!

Joeshico said...

We keep a bottle of Chambord on hand for my wife's best home-made dessert.
Similar to a chocolate volcano cake, covered with fresh raspberries and whipped creme then gently garnished with Chambord.

Sue said...

I love the French liqueurs - check out the labels on my Blog for Bordeaux Aperitifs and New Drinks and Cocktails - there are loads filed under there!

. . . Joe - Chocolate Volcano Cake sounds dangerously delicious!