Kir cocktail

Kir cocktail
The Kir cocktail is a classic French cocktail made from Aligote and Crème de Cassis.
Aligote is a white grape from Burgundy. This wine combines has citrus flavours, and Creme de Cassis, which is a sweet, dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants. The combination of two makes the Kir cocktail a great aperitif.
The origin of the cocktail is not confirmed but associated with Felix Kir who wanted to promote his region's fine products and offered the drink to his foreign visitors who brought the recipe back home.
Since then the drink obtained international popularity as the Kir cocktail. A variant of this, using champagne instead of wine is called a Kir Royale cocktail.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • wine glass


  • 100 ml chilled dry white wine (Aligoté is typical)
  • 25 ml chilled Crème de Cassis


  • Pour the creme de cassis in a wine glass.
  • Slowly add the dry wine, and stir to mix.
  • Serve without garnish, and enjoy!


What is an aperitif?

The word Aperitif was originally used by the French to refer to an alcoholic drink to be consumed before dinner. Other than this Kir cocktail, some popular examples of an aperitif are; the French Martini, Dubonnet, Vesper Martini, Negroni, Aperol Spritz and the Cardinale cocktail.

Aligote is the second most popular white grape variety grown in Burgundy after Chardonnay.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.