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Kir Royale: Champagne + Chambord

by Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kir Royale is an iconic french cocktail – basically champagne with a splash of a black currant liquor, crème de cassis. (A Kir is made with white wine instead of Champagne. But what’s the point? Bubble or bust, if you ask me.) It’s a bit hard to find crème de cassis but I think most people just substitute Chambord, a raspberry liquor. At leasts that what’s I do.

Kir Royale - Champagne + Chambord

Kir Royal with Chambord

Ready to make one? Here’s what you’ll need…

Kir Royale

  • 5 oz. chilled Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2 tsp. crème de cassis or Chambord
  • Blackberries or lemon twist for garnish

Start by adding the crème de cassis or Chambord into your glass, follow with champagne, garish with blackberries or a bit of lemon and enjoy!

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Kir Royal Recipe

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