How To Make A Kir Cocktail

How To Make A Kir Cocktail If you’ve ever visited France, then you almost certainly will have seen Kir on offer. It’s a wonderful treat that is a staple in French cafés. It is delightfully simple and combines white wine, (traditionally Burgundian wine such as Aligoté or Chablis), with the blackcurrant liqueur of crème de cassis. The name stems from the name of Félix Kir, the former mayor of Dijon in Burgundy. He was an early proponent of the ‘twinning’ movement, where a city is twinned with another city somewhere else in the world. He offered this drink to visiting parties and quickly ‘Kir’ was born. Although, there is a more sceptical view! The drink was a staple before Mayor Kir was around. Some believe that he used the crème de cassis to mask the simple table wine of the day that had taken a bit of a dip in quality during the post-war period. Whichever the reality is, it’s a great way to jazz up a bottle of wine. It can add a touch of sweetness to an overly acidic wine and just make things feel a tad more exciting.
  • Prep & Cooking Time – 5mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
Ingredients
  • 450ml White Wine
  • 100ml Crème de Cassis
Method
  • Step 1

    Let’s look at how to make a Kir Cocktail. This nifty little drink is a great way to add a bit of excitement to white wine. It may seem a tad unnecessary to add the method here as it’s so easy! However, it can’t hurt.

  • Step 2

    Add the crème de cassis to the bottom of a white wine glass.

  • Step 3

    Top this up with a chilled white wine in a white wine glass without ice.

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