Kir Royale is a classic French aperitif consisting of crème de cassis and champagne. It is typically served in a champagne flute and makes an elegant addition to a Mother’s Day brunch.
Making the Kir Royale:
The Master Taste Tester and I first had this classic French aperitif at a special dinner that we attended when we were in Fontainebleau. I was later surprised at how easy it was to make with crème de cassis and champagne.
First, I added a small amount of crème de cassis to a champagne flute. Then, I added the champagne. Finally, I garnished the cocktail with a cherry.
It doesn’t get much easier than that! For an elegant beginning to a special meal, consider the Kir Royale. Cheers!
- 1-1/2 teaspoons crème de cassis
- Champagne to fill the flute 3/4 full
- Cherry for garnish
- Add crème de cassis to a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with a cherry.