A Kir Royale cocktail is perfect for any celebration – from New Year’s Eve to Valentines Day or even a proposal – because of its gorgeous color and sparkling personality.
If you’ve never had a Kir Royale, you’re in for a treat. This French sparkling Champagne cocktail has crème de cassis as one of it’s main ingredients. crème de cassis is a black current liqueur that adds the beautiful red color to this drink.
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A Kir Royale is topped up with Champagne, making it a rather dashing and decadent cocktail.
This cocktail actually has a sister, that’s just called a Kir. In a Kir cocktail, white wine is used as the mixer, rather than Champagne. We love both of these cocktails.
Better yet, you can easily serve this cocktail at a party in both of its forms. Let the guests decide if they’d rather have wine or Champagne in their cocktail.
As a garnish, we use raspberries, but you can garnish with black currants, blackberries or whatever you fancy.
What Champagne to Use
For this cocktail, any Champagne will do, but we recommend using a Brut or dry Champagne. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive bottle.
If you’d rather go a little less expensive with the wine, choose a dry sparkling wine from another region of the world. Prosecco, Cava or Cremant will also work.
How to Make a Kir Royale
This cocktail could not be easier to make. Start out with cold ingredients to make sure the cocktail stays chilled longer.
Pour the creme de cassis into a flute. Top with the sparking wine. It will mix naturally as you pour, so there’s no need to stir. If you do stir it, do so gently with a cocktail stick to not upset the bubbles. Then garnish with the berries. It’s as simple as that!
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This Kir Royale mixes sweet black currant liqueur with Champagne for a sparkling delight.
- .5 oz crème de cassis
- 3 oz Champagne or sparking wine
- Pour the crème de cassis into a Champagne flute
- Pour the chilled Champagne over the top to fill the glass.
- Garnish with berries.
You can use any dry Champagne or sparkling wine. Prosecco, Cava or other sparkling is also fine.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 231Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
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