Kir Royale
Serves 5 Kir royale is made by combining champagne with crème de cassis, a deep-red liqueur made from black currants that was first made by French monks in the 16th century as a cure for snakebites and jaundice. Try other fruit-flavored liqueurs (peach, orange, or raspberry) instead of cassis, if you like.

Ingredients

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Kir Royale

Serves 5 Kir royale is made by combining champagne with crème de cassis, a deep-red liqueur made from black currants that was first made by French monks in the 16th century as a cure for snakebites and jaundice. Try other fruit-flavored liqueurs (peach, orange, or raspberry) instead of cassis, if you like.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz (10 tbsp) crème de cassis
  • One 750-ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine
  • 10 blackberries

Directions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of crème de cassis to each champagne glass. Pour in enough champagne to fill the glasses 1/4 of the way with champagne. Allow the bubbles to settle, then add 2 blackberries to each glass. Add more champagne to fill the glasses 3/4 full.

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