Smashing Sunshine Easter Style!!

The origins of the Smashing Sunshine cocktail, rooted in the essence of spring and the conviviality of brunch, trace back to its key ingredient, Chambord. Chambord is a premium black raspberry liqueur crafted in the Loire Valley of France, renowned for its rich flavor and luxurious profile. The cocktail's name evokes images of sun-dappled mornings and leisurely gatherings, perfectly capturing the spirit of the season.

While the exact genesis of the Smashing Sunshine recipe remains shrouded in mystery, its components reflect a harmonious blend of flavors designed to delight the senses. The combination of Chambord's fruity sweetness, fresh lemon juice's tartness, and the subtle complexity of Condesa Gin Clasica and simple syrup creates a symphony of taste that is both refreshing and invigorating.

The optional dash of Absinthe adds a layer of depth and intrigue to the cocktail, hinting at the allure of the traditional spirit while allowing for flexibility in its preparation. Whether included or omitted, the Smashing Sunshine remains a captivating libation that captivates the palate with each sip.

To best enjoy the Smashing Sunshine cocktail, one should embrace its vibrant character and serve it in a relaxed setting conducive to socializing and celebration. Its bright flavors and cheerful demeanor make it an ideal companion for brunch affairs, where it can be savored alongside an array of delectable dishes and lively conversation.


  • 1.5 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz Condesa Gin Clasica
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash Absinthe (optional)
  • 0.5 strawberry
  • 1 cucumber slice


  1. In a mixing tin, combine the Chambord, lemon juice, Condesa Gin Clasica, simple syrup, and a dash of Absinthe if available.

  2. Add half a strawberry and a cucumber slice to the mixing tin.

  3. Muddle the ingredients gently to release the flavors of the strawberry and cucumber.

  4. Add ice to the mixing tin and shake vigorously to chill the mixture.

  5. Strain the cocktail into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice.

  6. Garnish the drink with a delicate cucumber ribbon, passion fruit or lime for a touch of elegance and visual appeal.

  7. Serve the Smashing Sunshine cocktail immediately, allowing its vibrant flavors to brighten up any springtime gathering or brunch affair.

This delightful concoction captures the essence of the season with its refreshing blend of fruity sweetness and citrus tang, making it a perfect accompaniment to the joys of spring and the leisurely atmosphere of a brunch gathering. Cheers to sunshine in a glass!

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