Kir Royale

This classic French cocktail, traditionally drunk as an apéritif before a meal or snack, is a sweet and sophisticated start to any special occasion.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 4


bottle dry sparkling wine, chilled
teaspoons crème de cassis

  • 1 In each of 4 flute (champagne) or martini glasses, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons crème de cassis.
  • 2 Fill each glass with sparkling wine. Serve.

Expert Tips

For a sweeter drink, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of crème de cassis, or to make the drink slightly less sweet, only add 1 teaspoon to each glass.

Garnish each glass with fresh raspberries, orange peel or fresh blackberries to make the drink extra special.