How To Make A Kir Royale

18th January 2021

A Kir Royale is one of the easiest Champagne cocktails to make. Better still it tastes fantastic and is the perfect festive drink. Try making 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 Cremant the Creme De Cassis gives the Kir Royale a striking red colour which is both elegant and sophisticated.

Alternative Cocktails to a Kir Royale

If a Champagne and Creme De Cassis 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.

What is Creme De Cassis?

Creme de Cassis 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.

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