Kir Cocktail / Kir Royal / Kir Berrichon

3 KIR COCKTAILS

Kir is a popular French cocktail made with a measure of Crème de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) topped up with white wine. Besides the basic Kir, a number of variations exist.


KIR COCKTAIL

STORY

Here ist he basic Kir recipe served in a wine glass.

INGREDIENTS

  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. white wine
  • 10 ml / ¼ oz. Crème de Cassis

METHOD

  1. Add the Crème de Cassis to the bottom of the glass
  2. Top up with the wine.


KIR ROYAL

STORY

Kir Royal is a French cocktail, a variation on Kir. It consists of Crème de Cassis  topped with Champagne, rather than the white wine used in traditional Kir. The Kir Royal is typically served in a flute glass.

INGREDIENTS

  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. Champagne
  • 10 ml / ¼ oz. Crème de Cassis

METHOD

  1. Add the Crème de Cassis to the bottom of the glass
  2. Top up with the Champagne.


KIR BERRICHON

STORY

The Kir Berrichon is  made with a combination of red wine and blackberry liqueur. The drink is named after Berrichon, a French dialect spoken in the Berry province.

INGREDIENTS

  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. red wine
  • 10 ml / ¼ oz. Chambord

METHOD

  1. Add the Chambord to the bottom of the glass
  2. Top up with the red wine.


SHOPPING LIST

  1. Crème de Cassis | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Champagne | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Chambord liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

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