Kir Royale: A French Cocktail for Celebrations

This bubbly French cocktail is perfect for brunch, parties, and celebrations. It’s made with just two ingredients: crème de cassis and sparkling wine.

Why You’ll Love This Kir Royale Recipe:

  • A Classic French Cocktail: It’s a refreshing champagne cocktail with a deep berry flavor.
  • Only Two Ingredients: Crème de cassis and sparkling wine.
  • Ridiculously Easy: Simply spoon crème de cassis into each glass, top with champagne, and garnish.

  • Perfect for Parties: It’s a fruity and bubbly drink that’s perfect for clinking glasses at your next get-together.
  • Highly Customizable: You can experiment with different berry liqueurs to suit your taste.

Kir vs. Kir Royale:

  • Kir: Made with cassis and white wine.

  • Kir Royale: Made with cassis and champagne.

How to Make a Kir Royale:

  1. Ingredients:
    • Champagne or crémant de Bourgogne
    • Crème de cassis

    • Garnish (lemon twist, blackberries, raspberries, or currants)
  2. Instructions:
    • Pour 1 teaspoon of crème de cassis into each champagne flute.
    • Top with champagne.
    • Garnish and serve.

Recipe Variations:

  • Black Raspberry Kir Royale: Use Chambord instead of crème de cassis.
  • Kir Royale with St. Germain: Use St. Germain elderflower liqueur instead of crème de cassis.
  • Pomegranate Kir Royale: Use pomegranate liqueur instead of crème de cassis.

What to Serve with a Kir Royale:

  • Brunch Foods: Savory crepes, goat cheese quiche, or a French omelet.
  • Appetizers: Fig goat cheese appetizer bites, brie en croute, or pea crostini.
  • French Favorites: French onion soup, beef bourguignon, or chicken fricassee.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Champagne flutes
  • Sharp knife
  • Champagne opener

How to Make an Easy Lemon Twist:

  • Method 1: Use a vegetable peeler to cut a long, thin ribbon of lemon peel from a large lemon.
  • Method 2: Cut a 1/4-inch slice from a large fresh lemon. Use a sharp knife to cut away the flesh and bitter rind, leaving only the ribbon of lemon peel. Wrap the peel around your finger or a chopstick to create a twisted curl.

Nutrition Information:

Per serving:

  • Calories: 107kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 167mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Calcium: 17mg
  • Iron: 1mg


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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