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Kir Royale


Serves 1

This festive cocktail is a popular aperitif in France. A classic kir consists of white wine and crème de cassis (black currant liqueur). Replace the wine with Champagne, and it becomes a kir royale.

  • 6 fl. oz. Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • Crème de cassis (black currant liqueur)
  • lemon twist for garnish

Fill a flute glass with the Champagne. Add a dash of crème de cassis and garnish with a lemon twist.

Photo: Scott Phillips

I like to use my homemade cassis (from Larousse Gastronomique) which makes this extra special.

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