The Kir Royale combines the flavors of black currant and champagne to make a fascinating aperitif – but you can drink it anyway you like. If you’re looking to impress someone with a sophisticated cocktail, Kir Royale is a great choice.
It’s easy to make and it tastes wonderful – and champagne flutes always add a touch of class. But it’s also a fun drink, suitable for just hanging out or enjoying before a casual barbecue with a few friends. Because it’s so versatile, you can serve it in a gold-rimmed champagne flute or a Mason jar glass.
This is a great drink to serve with salty appetizers – particularly anything involving bacon, like these Bacon Cream Cheese Bites from Garnish With Lemon, or these Grilled Maple Bacon Chicken Bites from McCormick. These salty treats will bring out the best notes of blackcurrant in your drink.
Here are some other champagne cocktails you can check out.
- 1/2 ounce Creme de cassis, or to taste
- Pour the Creme de cassis in the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Fill up the rest of the glass with champagne, pouring slowly so the champagne has a chance to mix with the creme de cassis.
Perhaps the very best way to enjoy this drink would be as an aperitif before a meal that’s appropriate to white wine. Then you can break out a bottle (or bottles) of white to serve along with the dinner. This gives the whole meal and get-together a wonderful flow.