The Kir Royal is a straightforward cocktail, its recipe is elementary and you don’t need to be an expert barman to do it: put 1 cl of crème de cassis in a flute and add 9 cl of Champagne and you will have one of the best cocktails in the history of mixed drinks.
Seen this way, it looks like the classic sparkling cocktail. Still, the structure, flavor and bubbles of Champagne, caressed by the sweetness of the crème de cassis, are enhanced, creating great nectar, where the extreme sweetness of the famous French black currant liqueur is diluted.
The difference between Kir and Kir Royal is straightforward. The Kir is made with dry white wine, while the Royal is the luxurious version prepared with Champagne or a good classic method sparkling wine.
Both are excellent cocktails as aperitifs, but the Kir Royal aspires to the immortal greatness of the most famous and noble cocktails, thanks to Champagne’s splendid qualities of flavor, aromas, and structure.
The preparation of the Kir is hugely elementary, but this does not mean that it is a discounted cocktail, quite the contrary! Behind this simplicity hides a colossal cocktail, a drink that you can drink throughout the meal during dinners based on fish, shellfish or that you can serve during brunches, parties or special evenings.
Kir Royal ingredients and doses
- 1 cl of crème de cassis
- 9 cl of Champagne
How to make the Kir Royal cocktail
Chill a bottle of Champagne in the refrigerator or with ice.
Put 1 cl of crème de cassis in a glass or flute, then top up with Champagne and sip a sip of paradise.
For the preparation of the Kir, no Champagne, use dry white wine. Not to be despised at all!
If you try other sparkling cocktails, here are some recipes:
Recommended dishes: baked pasta, stuffed veal, seared tuna steak, fish balls, parmigiana ravioli, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.