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Kir Royale Champagne Cocktails


Kir Royale Champagne Cocktails

Kir Royale Champagne Cocktails

Photo © Molly Watson

Kir Royale Champagne Cocktails are an elegant way to celebrate any occasion. Kirs are a simple aperitif of white wine and crème de cassis, first popular in Burgundy. Kir Royales are the same but with champagne or sparkling wine in place of the white.

It may not be traditional, but I like to make these festive cocktails with Homemade Cranberry Liqueur – an easy and delicious holiday recipe.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. crème de cassis (currant liqueur)
  • 4 - 6 oz. champagne or sparkling wine


For each cocktail, pour crème de cassis into a champagne flute. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. (Pouring the wine in after the liqueur helps mix the drink naturally – if you pour the liqueur into the wine it will sink to the bottom.)
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