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kir royale cocktail in champagne glasses

Kir Royale French Champagne Cocktail

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Kir Royale French champagne cocktail is a classy drink made with creme de cassis, a black currant liqueur. This classic French cocktail is a perfect drink to serve on special occasions like Valentine's day, Mother's day, a baby shower, New Year's eve, or Easter!


  • 1 - 1.5 oz Creme de Cassis. Add more or less as preferred.
  • 3-4 oz Champagne or sparkling wine. 
  • Garnish with fresh berries, orange, or lemon twist.


  1. Pour creme de cassis over champagne glasses. This recipe uses 1/2 oz creme de cassis and 3-4 oz of champagne. Use more for a stronger flavor! 
  2. Add champagne to the glass, garnish with your favorite fresh berries and serve. That's it! So easy, right?


  • Creme de cassis is a thick syrupy liqueur with a sweet, currant flavor. Use a drier champagne or sparkling wine to offset the sweetness.
  • For making sweeter drinks, add more cassis liqueur. Less liqueur and more champagne mean a softer red color cocktail. 
  • Use bubbly water as a substitute if you don't like champagne.

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  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: International

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