Updated: Jun 19, 2020
The Kir Royale is a variation of the Kir, a classic French cocktail that combines fruit liqueur and white wine. In a Kir Royale, champagne is used instead of wine, which gives it a little something extra, and makes you feel fancy when you drink it. This drink is typically used as an apéritif (a cocktail served before a meal).
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis or other fruit liqueur (options include Crème de Muir, Crème de Framboise, Crème de Pêche, or Chambord)
6 oz Champagne, chilled
Fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or other fruit (optional)
Pour your favorite fruit liqueur into the glass first. You really don't even need to measure, just a splash will do.
Drop in a few pieces of fruit if you want it to look pretty.
Top with champagne.
Champagne flute or wine glass
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