Kir Royal
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Kir Royal
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Rating

4.81 / 5
The Kir Royal is a sophisticated, effervescent cocktail that is often associated with celebrations and special occasions. A sparkling variant of the classic Kir cocktail, which traditionally combines white wine ... more The Kir Royal is a sophisticated, effervescent cocktail that is often associated with celebrations and special occasions. A sparkling variant of the classic Kir cocktail, which traditionally combines white wine with crème de cassis, the Kir Royal takes it up a notch by using Champagne instead of still wine. This lends the drink a luxurious fizz and elevates its status. The flavor profile includes the sweet, rich berry essence of crème de cassis, which is beautifully balanced by the crisp, dry notes of the Champagne. These simple yet elegant ingredients come together in a harmonious blend, typically presented in a wine glass to enhance the indulgent experience. The Kir Royal is truly a toast to simplicity and refinement in the cocktail world.
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Creme De Cassis
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12.3% | 1.23 units *
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Easy
Classic

Wine glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Kir Royal is the epitome of celebration in a glass, combining the luscious sweetness of crème de cassis with the lively, crisp effervescence of Champagne. This cocktail dances gracefully between the rich berry tones and the dry sophistication of the bubbles, making each sip both a refined and joyous experience.

Method
How to make a Kir Royal

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the crème de cassis to the bottom of the wine glass
Top up with champagne and serve
~ Do not add ice, ensure both ingredients well chilled. ~


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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Kir Royal?

The Kir Royal is a French cocktail, considered a variant of the Kir cocktail. It was named after Félix Kir, a mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, France, who was known to serve the drink to his guests. The Kir Royal swaps out the traditional white wine used in a Kir for Champagne or prosecco, giving it a more celebratory twist.

FAQ

Can I use any type of Champagne or prosecco for a Kir Royal?

Yes, you can use any type of Champagne or prosecco for a Kir Royal. However, a brut (dry) Champagne or prosecco is traditionally used as it balances beautifully with the sweetness of the crème de cassis, providing a harmonious taste experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Kir Royal?

Yes, to make a non-alcoholic version of the Kir Royal, you can substitute the Champagne or prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling grape juice. Instead of crème de cassis, you can use a blackcurrant syrup. This version retains the festive appearance and flavor profile without the alcohol.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Kir Royal?

A Kir Royal should be served in a tall, flute-shaped wine glass to preserve its effervescence. Ensure both your glass and the Champagne or prosecco are chilled before serving. Pour the crème de cassis first, then gently top it with Champagne or prosecco to mix them slightly without losing the bubbles.

FAQ

Can I make any variations of the Kir Royal?

Yes, there are several variations of the Kir Royal. By substituting the crème de cassis with other liqueurs such as peach (for a Bellini Royale), raspberry (for a Rossini Royale), or elderflower (for an Elderflower Royale), you can enjoy a range of flavors. Each variation offers a unique twist on the classic cocktail.

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