Friday, January 4, 2013

Kir Royale

This New Years Eve I had the ultimate champagne cocktail that I simply must share! It's called a Kir Royale. I first heard about it when my boss told me about it last year. She raved about how amazing (and strong) it was. Well, since I had never tried it, this year for Christmas she got me the ingredients along with a little scroll with the recipe - how sweet, right?! I will start of by stating that I am not one for sugary drinks - this does NOT fall in that category. I also tend to be super picky when it comes to drinking champagne or sparkling wine. BUT this drink is genius! Ingredients are simple: you need champagne (or more likely sparkling wine) and Creme de Cassis. That's it! Before trying this cocktail, and before it was gifted to me, I had no idea what Creme de Cassis was. For those out there like me, it is "a sweet red blackcurrant flavored liqueur". It's delish. 

Kir Royale, champagne, celebration, cocktailSo here are the instructions: 
  • 1 Part Creme de Cassis
  • 5 Parts Champagne/Sparkling Wine
Ta da! You're done. 

I still have some Creme de Cassis leftover and I already can't wait to have another one - but I will save it for a special occassion. Lucky for me my birthday is at the end of the month! :)

Enjoy! (responsibly of course)