The Kir Royale is a classic cocktail made with crème de cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur), and differs from the Kir cocktail, as it uses Champagne or Prosecco instead of white wine – making it much more luxurious.Kir cocktails originate from Burgundy, France and first became popular during the mid 19th century, and afterwards had a resurgence after World War II when Félix Kir, a local mayor served them to advertise local produce.
- Champagne glass
- 25 ml crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)
- Pour the crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) into a champage glass.
- Then top up the glass with champagne or sparkling wine.
- Make sure to pour the champagne after the liqueur as the champagne will naturally mix the liquids.