When we talk about the french horn, it’s not about that musical instrument. There are many things that are called french horn but are not actually a *French horn*. There is a historic pub in Alton, Hampshire. It is a popular name, especially in the United Kingdom. There’s also this group French Horn Rebellion which John Ericson wrote about. 

But today, we are going to talk about something else, it’s the French horn cocktail! This beautiful and simple cocktail recipe is something you can make yourself and enjoy. No doubt, cocktails are called feminine drinks, so why not try it with your girlies this Saturday night? Wanna know the French horn recipe? We got you! Read on to know more about french horn cocktails! 

Also read: Sailor Jerry Cocktail Recipes 

What are the Ingredients? 

For making a legendary cocktail, it is important to get the right ingredients in the right proportions and that’s how you make a perfect cocktail. The base ingredients, flavors and garnishing are also essential when you are serving a cocktail. 

French Horn Cocktail
French Horn Cocktail

French Horn cocktail is something you would love to try out because the ingredients are going to entice your taste buds. Here are the amazing ingredients for making a French horn cocktail: 

1. Vodka

Vodka is the most mixable and useful liquor used in bars and pubs. Vodka’s spirit is evident, clean and matches with any flavor you put it into. Doesn’t matter if it is savory, sweet, spicy or dry, the vodka’s gonna make it the best you’ve ever sipped. Vodka is used in French horn cocktails as one of the main ingredients. Many popular and legendary vodka cocktails like a cosmopolitan, vodka martini, bloody mary, screwdriver and chocolate martini are made with vodka as their base ingredients. So, you know why French horn should be next on your taste list! 

2. Chambord 

Chambord is one ingredient that gives the cocktail a fruity flavor. It is used in several cocktails and fortunately in French horn cocktails as well! It is sweet and deep purple in color. The bright and fruity taste gives the French horn a vibrant red color. It has a silky mouthfeel and doesn’t taste overly sweet. It ranks among one of the top premium spirits and considered an essential luxury for any stocked bar. No doubt, you have to try this cocktail because of the presence of Chambord as an ingredient. 

How to make French Horn Cocktail?

The wait is over, we are here with the sweet but not too sweet, fruity and flavorful French horn recipe! Before we get onto it, remember that quantity is what makes a cocktail perfect. The right and precise amount of ingredients will make you a drink worth tasting. 

French Horn Cocktail
French Horn Cocktail

Be careful of the amount you are putting into the glass to get the most out of your expensive ingredients. Here’s the recipe for a French horn cocktail: 

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  • 25 ml of Vodka
  • 12.5 ml Lemon Juice
  • 20 ml Chambord
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A cocktail glass
  • Ice cubes
  • Raspberry for garnishing

How to prepare it: 

  • Chill the cocktail glass while you are preparing the drink.
  • Once chilled, moisten the cocktail glass and rim it with salt.
  • Take the cocktail shaker and add vodka, chambord and lemon juice in the precise amount with ice in it.
  • Shake the ingredients well and strain the drink into the cocktail glass.
  • Garnish it with a raspberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

There are many ways to make a French horn. The above recipe is the most common way to make French horn but you can always improvise the drink with your own twist and enjoy it in your own way because that’s how some legendary drinks are made! 

Similar Drinks to Try Out 

If you liked the taste and appearance of French horn, you’ll like some of these recipes as well: 

French Horn Cocktail
French Horn Cocktail

1. French Martini 

We all know how classy martinis are! If you liked the French horn recipe, you’re going to love French martini as the ingredients are almost the same! Here’s how to make it: 


  • 1 ½ ounce vodka
  • ¼ ounce Chambord
  • ¼ ounce fresh pineapple juice
  • A dash of lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Martini glass
  • A cocktail shaker

Follow the steps: 

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice and lemon juice.
  • Shake it well.
  • Pour the drink into the martini glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!

2. Pop Rocks 

A party animal wouldn’t miss out on pop rocks as it is an ultimate party shooter. Pretty similar to the French horn recipe but add a little more energy to it and your pop rocks, is ready! 


  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ½ ounce raspberry vodka
  • 2-3 ounces of red bull
  • A shot glass
  • A pint glass

Follow the steps: 

  • In a small shot glass, mix up Chambord and Vodka.
  • In the pint glass, add red bull and drip the shot glass into it.
  • Chug it immediately!

3. Raspberry Deluxe 

Love the taste of raspberry? Try this fruity and flavorful cocktail with everything raspberry! Here’s how to make this cocktail: 


  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • 1-ounce chambord raspberry liqueur
  • 1 tbsp grenadine syrup
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • A highball glass
  • A cocktail shaker
  • Ice cubes
  • Cherry for garnishing

Also read: Godfather Cocktail

Follow the steps: 

  • In the cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry vodka, Chambord and grenadine syrup.
  • Mix it well and strain it into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Now, add ginger ale.
  • Stir and garnish with the cherry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

4. Free Spirit Martini 

This might be your best summer cocktail. So, if you’ve tried French horn, it’s time to try free spirit martini. Here’s the recipe: 


  • 1 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • 1.5-ounce lemon vodka
  • 1-ounce lime juice
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A martini glass
  • Ice cubes

Follow the steps: 

  • In the cocktail shaker filled with ice, add chambord and lemon vodka.
  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Pour in the martini glass and add a twist of lime juice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

This was all about the French horn cocktails and their variations. Do not forget to try these out at your summer parties! 

Also read: Dry Martini Cocktail