Kir Royal cocktail, how to make this glamorous combination

Kir Royal cocktail, how to make this glamorous combination. The classic French sparkling cocktail made with champagne and blackcurrant liqueur is a popular aperitif in France. The original recipe is made with one part of crème de cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur) and wine Bourgogne Aligoté (a white wine) but the recipe has varied a lot over time.

It is said that it was a well-known drink in the Dijon area and is believed to have emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. The mayor, who decided to save money from the coffers of the City Council, cut the budget for champagne and replaced it with white wine or cava and cream of cassis, thus the Kir Royal was born.

Cassis liqueur comes from a fruit that grows in cold countries like Germany or Poland where it is also called blackcurrant. Both the fruit and the leaves are appreciated for their nutritional properties, for their high content of vitamin C and antioxidants such as carotenoids.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • total time: 5 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • Type of cocktail bar: French
    • calories: 266 kcal per glass

Kir Royal ingredients for 1 person

    • 90 ml of champagne, cava or white sparkling wine
    • 10 ml cassis liqueur (blackcurrant)
    • blackberries or raspberries

Ingredients for the Kir RoyalAlberto Martin

How to make Kir Royale

cold glass for cocktailAlberto Martin

The type of glass that we will use in this cocktail is the so-called cava or flute type. Prepare the glass beforehand so that it is very cold. Once we have all the ingredients we will begin the preparation.

We pour the contents of the measurer into the cold cupAlberto Martin

We add the cassis liqueur or currant liqueur, the ideal proportion is 90 ml of champagne or cava and 10 ml of the liqueur. The sweetness, color, and concentration of cassis liqueur vary from brand to brand, so our perception of these qualities will be unique in each case.

We pour the cava into the glassAlberto Martin

Next, we proceed to pour the cava or champagne, which must also be as cold as possible, and we complete the glass to the top.

Decorate with blackberries or raspberriesAlberto Martin

Finally, we decorate with blackberries or raspberries, which will give a touch of color and distinction to our cocktail and cheers!

Easy overview of the preparation

    1. Pour the cassis liqueur
    1. Pour champagne or sparkling wine to fill the glass
    1. Garnish with blackberries or raspberries