The Kir Royale is a festive French cocktail made with sparkling wine topped with blackberry liquor such as Chambord.
If you ask me, life is a celebration so I always have a bottle of bubbles chilling in my refrigerator for when the occasion arises. While there’s nothing wrong with a simple glass of sparkling wine, I love adding a little something special to turn it into a fun cocktail.
Where it’s adding juice to turn it into a mimosa, splashing it with gin to create a French 75 or simply topping it with a fun liqueur, nothing turns a boring moment into something magical quite like bubbles.
Speaking of bubbles, today I’m sharing a simple, two-ingredient recipe: the Kir Royale.
Chambord is my go-to for blackberry liqueur but any brand you can find works well. You can either splash it on top for your guests or set up a fun serve-yourself bubbles bar with a variety of liqueurs for your guests to help themselves.
Ideal for Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve or any special occasion, I love to top each glass with a few pomegranate seeds for a little festive touch. Raspberries, blackberries or strawberries would be a great garnish also.
Frequently asked questions:
A French cocktail recipe made with sparkling, dry white wine and blackberry liqueur. It’s a variation on Kir, a popular French cocktail made with white wine and creme de cassis (black currant liqueur.)
Since the bubbles in sparkling wine fizz out once poured, I don’t recommend pouring this cocktail until you’re ready to enjoy. To keep fresh and chilled, store the sparkling wine in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
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- 1 750mL dry sparkling white wine such as prosecco or champagne
- 8 ounces Chambord or any blackberry liqueur
- Fill eight glasses with sparkling wine and top each with 1 tablespoon Chambord before serving.
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