Kir Royale – Make This Delicious Currant Liqueur Cocktail

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Kir Royale
Kir Royale

The fancy version of the Kir (same cocktail but use a dry white wine instead of champagne), the Kir Royale is a beautiful and fruity champagne cocktail. I recommend using as dry of champagne as possible because the creme de cassis is already really sweet, and if you start with sweet champagne, then it’s just a bit too much, and you lose the other flavors. The dryer the wine, the better.

The Kir is named after the Catholic priest Félix Kir, a Nazi resistance fighter in the Dijon region during WWII. Félix Kir is credited with helping around 5,000 POWs escape during the war. After the war ended, he was elected mayor of Dijon, where he stayed for 23 years till his death in 1968.


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Kir Royale

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Learn how to make the a classic Kir Royale.


  • 1/2 oz Black Currant Liqueur

  • 3 oz Sparkling Wine


  • Simply combine the ingredients in the serving glass.


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