Kir Royale Cocktail - A royal apéritif for your summer soirée
Kir Royal is a French cocktail, a variation on Kir. It’s named after Félix Kir, a mayor in Burgundy who used to offer the drink at his soirées after World War II. Whenever you see "royale" in a cocktail name, it typically indicates that Champagne is an ingredient. Therefore, it's easy to remember that the Kir Royale substitutes Champagne for the white wine used in a traditional Kir. This sophisticated drink consists of Crème de Cassis (a sweet blackcurrant liqueur) topped with Champagne, there’s no need to splash out on expensive Champagne as the liqueur will impart a lot of flavour. If you prefer a blackcurrant flavour, Crème de Cassis is a perfect choice, If you prefer berry flavours, then a good bottle of Chambord would be ideal. Simple and sophisticated this cocktail couldn’t be any easier. Kir Royales are a blushing alternative to straight Champagne or sparkling rosé and a perfect light and fruity apéritif or celebratory drink.
1 part Crème de Cassis (traditional- blackcurrant) or Chambord
5 parts Champagne
Raspberries (optional garnish)
How to mix
Pour the Crème de cassis into the glass, gently pour the champagne on top. You can drop a few raspberries in for a garnish.