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Kir Royale
Kir Royale
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Kir Royale Champagne Cocktail

A Kir Royale (Kir Royal) is a pre-dinner apertif made popular in France after World War II.

There are a variety of Kir Royale recipes but all are made with two basic ingredients: champagne and creme de cassis (black currant liqueur).

The variations on recipes all have to do with strength: some like their Kir Royale to be stronger and sweeter while others prefer a softer, milder flavor.

 

 

 

 

Kir Royale Ingredients

Ingredients for Kir Royale Recipes

  • Creme de Cassis
  • Dry Champagne

Optional Ingredients for Kir Royales

  • Raspberry (Framboise) Liqueur
  • Fresh Blackberry or Raspberry for garnish

Kir Royale Preparation

Equipment Needed for Kir Royale

  • Champagne Flute (for traditional recipe)
  • White Wine Glass (for original recipe)

Preparation Time for Kir Royale

  • 5 minutes or less for mixing a drink

Kir Royale Recipes

Basic, Traditional Kir Royale Recipe

You need:

  • 1 part Creme de Cassis
  • 5 to 9 parts dry Champagne, depending on taste

Mix:

  • Pour the Creme de Cassis into a champagne flute
  • Gently pour in the champagne, being careful not to let it foam up too much.

Original Kir Royale Recipe

You need:

  • 1 part Creme de Cassis
  • 2 parts dry Champagne

Mix:

  • Pour the Creme de Cassis into a standard white wine glass.
  • Gently pour in the champagne, being careful not to let it foam up too much.

Kir Imperial Recipe (American Kir Royale)

You need:

  • 1 part raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
  • 9 parts Champagne (preferably dry Champagne)

Mix:

  • Pour the raspberry liqueur into a champagne flute.
  • Gently pour in the champagne, being careful not to let it foam up too much.

Video

How to Make a Kir Royale Cocktail

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