Recipe video above. You'll find this sweet, sparkling champagne cocktail offered as a pre dinner drink in bistros and restaurants all across France. Having said that though, I'd drink these all night long at a party!
Keyword: french champagne, kir royale
2tspCreme de cassis(blackcurrent liquor, Note 1)
185ml/ 3/4 cup champagne or sparkling wine(Note 2)
Pour creme de cassis in a champagne glass, then top with Champagne and serve!
In reality, you don't need to measure - just eyeball it by colour, take a sip and adjust to taste! Some people like it sweeter, with a deeper red. Some people like just a tiny hint of blackcurrent.
1. Creme de cassis is a sweet, dark red liquor made from blackcurrants. It's $27 for a 700ml/24 oz bottle at Dan Murphy's (large Australian liquor store).2. Best champagne for Kir Royale - any champagne*, sparkling wine (brut) or Cava is ideal here. Just don't get one that's labelled (or described on the label) as SWEET, because the creme de cassis is sweet and together it will probably be too sweet.