Kir Royale
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Kir Royale
Cocktail recipe

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4.8 / 5
The Kir Royale is a prestigious and effervescent cocktail that exudes elegance and sophistication. Originating from France, this celebratory drink marries the sweet, dark berry flavors of Crème de Cassis ... more The Kir Royale is a prestigious and effervescent cocktail that exudes elegance and sophistication. Originating from France, this celebratory drink marries the sweet, dark berry flavors of Crème de Cassis with the crisp, bubbly texture of Champagne or Prosecco, creating a perfectly balanced concoction. Typically served in a slim cocktail glass, the Kir Royale is a popular choice for festive occasions and is beloved for its vibrant hue and layered taste profile. Its simplicity in preparation belies the depth of flavor it offers, making it a timeless classic in the world of cocktails and a must-try for enthusiasts seeking a luxurious drinking experience.
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Creme De Cassis
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12.33% | 1.66 units *
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Classic

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Kir Royale is a dazzling testament to the beauty of simplicity, combining the lush, velvety sweetness of Crème de Cassis with the vivacious effervescence of Champagne or Prosecco. This cocktail's elegant synergy lies in the balance between the rich berry notes and the sharp, fizzy brightness of the bubbly, rendering it an exquisite choice for toasting special moments.

Method
How to make a Kir Royale

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by pouring the cassis into your chosen glass, filling it about a quarter of the way
Then, slowly top it off with champagne, pouring gently to mix well with the cassis and to preserve the bubbles
Aim for a steady stream to avoid overflowing
Allow the drink to settle for a moment, letting the cassis and champagne blend naturally
Enjoy your beautifully layered beverage, ideally served chilled for the best taste

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Layered  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Kir Royale?

The Kir Royale is a cocktail that originated in France. It's named after Felix Kir, a former mayor of Dijon in Burgundy. Originally, Kir was a drink made with white wine and creme de cassis, but when replaced with Champagne, it becomes the Kir Royale.

FAQ

Can I use Prosecco instead of Champagne in a Kir Royale?

Yes, you can use Prosecco instead of Champagne to make a Kir Royale. Although traditionalists may prefer Champagne for its prestige and specific taste profile, Prosecco can offer a lighter, slightly sweeter alternative. The cocktail made with Prosecco is sometimes referred to as a Kir Royale Italiano.

FAQ

What is the best glassware to serve a Kir Royale in?

A Kir Royale is traditionally served in a Champagne flute. This type of glassware is preferred as it showcases the cocktail's elegant color, maintains the effervescence of the Champagne or Prosecco, and enhances the overall drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Kir Royale compare to that of other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 12.33%, the Kir Royale has a relatively moderate alcohol level compared to many other cocktails. This makes it an ideal choice for occasions that call for a classy, yet not overly potent, alcoholic beverage.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

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

Yes, there is a non-alcoholic version of the Kir Royale, which substitutes the Champagne or Prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling water and uses a non-alcoholic creme de cassis. This version retains the visual appeal and some of the flavor profile of the original cocktail while being suitable for those avoiding alcohol.

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