Kir Royale

The Kir's sparkling sibling

While any cocktail can, with proper treatment, become a royale, rarely does the sparkling addendum outshine its classic forebear. That isn’t the case, however, with the Kir Royale, easily the most well-known in this school of drinks. Born in the 19th century as a bubbly alternative to the French aperitif cocktail, the Kir (which is made with cassis and still white wine), the Kir Royale has succeeded in becoming a popular menu item in its own right rather than an afterthought.


Serving: 1

  • 1/4 ounce cassis
  • Champagne, to top

  1. Pour cassis into a fluted glass and top with Champagne.

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