How To Make A Kir Royale

18th January 2021

It’s time to learn how to make a Kir Royale. A Kir Royale is one of the easiest Champagne cocktails to make. It’s a variation on the classic Kir. This is a staple of the French cafes. It combines white wine with the blackcurrant liqueur crème de cassis. While this drink is delicious on its own, adding in Champagne instead of white wine kicks it up to an another level. So, without further ado it is time to dive in and it’s time to learn how to make a Kir Royale.

An enticing combination of crème de cassis and Champagne is sure to get the palate going. It’ll add a sweet punch of blackcurrant to the rich and complex Champagne. This will serve to enhance the fruity notes of your favourite fizz. Better still it tastes fantastic and is the perfect festive drink. Learn below how to make a Kir Royale at your next dinner party or festive get together, you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients required to make a Kir Royale
  • 15ml of Creme de Cassis
  • 125ml of Champagne (You can use Cremant if you want to save a bit of money)
  • Raspberries to garnish (Optional)
How to make a Kir Royale
  1. Pour the Creme de Cassis into a Champagne flute so that it settles in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Top the glass up with Champagne
  3. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and serve
What Does A Kir Royale taste like?

The combination of the acidity and citrus flavours of Champagne combined with the sweetness of blackcurrant of the Creme De Cassis makes a delicious sparkling cocktail. When mixed with Champagne or Crémant the Creme De Cassis gives the Kir Royale a striking red colour which is both elegant and sophisticated.

Alternative Champagne Cocktails to a Kir Royale

Now you know how to make a Kir Royale. However, if transforming Champagne and Creme De Cassis into a Kir Royal does not sound like your thing then there are some alternative Champagne cocktails which you can consider. For those who like Brandy try an Apricot Royale. If Chambord’s raspberry flavours gets you excited then perhaps a Kir Imperial would win you over. You can find a link to a whole host of Champagne, and other sparkling wine, cocktails here. You won’t be disappointed. You know how to make a Kir Royale, but what about a french 75 or the Champagne cocktail.

What is Creme De Cassis?

Creme de Cassis which first came into modern production in the 1840s. It is a sweet blackcurrant liqueur which originates from Burgundy in France. By law Creme De Cassis needs to have a minimum of 400g per litre of sugar content and over 15% alcohol by content. The French have been producing Creme De Cassis since the mid 1980’s and it forms the basis of many a French cocktail. You can also add Creme De Cassis to sorbet and fruit salads. It’s even added to coffees as an after dinner treat. The sweet nature can act as a sugar replacement and takes away the bitter edge that you’ll find with black coffee.

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