When you see ‘Royale’ in the title of a cocktail you know (almost every time at least) this means that Champagne is involved. It’s added as twist on a classic cocktail, often replacing a sparkling mixer with Champagne. Give it a try it with one of your favourite long classics, like a Collins made with Cognac and topped with Champagne for example.
This rule is applied to the Kir Royale, a twist on the original Kir cocktail. A simple aperitif made from a combination of dry white wine and a little cassis. The Kir Royale twists the original, replacing dry white wine with Champagne. Light, dry and refreshing with a delightful shock of colour and a hint of deep red berry fruit, it’s delicious and gloriously simple.
- 15 ml CREME DE CASSIS (1 part)
- 75 ml CHAMPAGNE or SPARKLING WINE (5 parts)
How to make it
- 1 – Added chilled cassis to a champagne glass.
- 1 – Add chilled champagne, gently to avoid overly foaming the Champagne, but with enough force to ensure that the cassis is evenly distributed throughout the drink.
- 3 – Add a twist of lemon and serve.
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