Kir is a traditional cocktail that originated in Burgundy, France. The original cocktail included a local white wine combined with the local blackcurrant liqueur Creme de Cassis.
Creme de Cassis is a deeply colored and sweet liqueur that is made by macerating crushed blackcurrants.
The original cocktail was named after a priest named Canon Felix Kir, who was a hero in the French Resistance during World War II.
Kir Royale, if different than Kir, as it is made using Champagne and not white wine.
We love Kir Royale because a little bubbles make this a very special and refreshing drink. The Kir Royale is a pale blush color and adding the hint of lemon and the raspberries only enhance the flavor.
- November 14, 2019
- One cocktail
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- 6 ounces of Champagne or other bubbles of your choice
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Casis
- Lemon twist
- A few raspberries
- Step 1
- Chill a champagne flute in the freezer until very cold
- Step 2
- Pour Creme de Cassis into the flute
- Step 3
- Top with your favorite Champagne or bubbles (we love Veuve Clicquot)
- Step 4
- Garnish with a lemon twist and a few raspberries
- Step 5