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Kir Royale

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Kir Royale is a classic French cocktail that is known for its elegance and sophistication. It is typically served as an apéritif, before meals, and is made from the combination of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and Champagne.

The origins of this cocktail can be traced back to post-war France when Félix Kir, the mayor of Dijon, would serve a similar drink called Kir, made with just crème de cassis and white wine. Over time, Champagne was added to the mix, resulting in the Kir Royale we know and love today.

With its deep red color, bubbly effervescence, and sweet-tart flavor, Kir Royale has remained a popular choice for special occasions and upscale gatherings. It’s also a great drink to enjoy while indulging in good conversation and gourmet snacks.

Ingredients

      • 1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
      • Sparkling Wine or Champagne

    Garnish

        • Lemon twist

      Method

          1. Pour Creme de Cassis into a champagne flute
          2. Top with Sparkling Wine or Champagne
          3. Stir gently
          4. Garnish with lemon twist

        Make it

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