Kir Royale

Classic Kir Royale

Ahh the Kir Royale. As many people who have been to France will tell you, this is one of the most popular apertifs, especially in Paris. It is quite simple, being only two ingredients, and commonly served in a champagne flute.

In fact, it’s basically just flavored champagne. The Kir Royale is actually a variation of the standard Kir, which is Creme de Cassis and white wine. This refreshing apertif replaces the white wine with champagne for a bubbly mouthfeel.

How To Make A Kir Royale?


  • 10 ml Creme de Cassis, chilled (blackcurrant liqueur)
  • 90 ml Champagne, chilled (can substitute dry sparkling wine)

Build the Kir Royale in a champagne flute by first adding the Creme de Cassis and then pouring over the champagne so it fizzes and mixes. Serve chilled.

Kir Royale in a champagne flute
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Kir Royale in a champagne flute

Kir Royale

The Kir Royale is a simple French apertif consisting of Creme de Cassis and champagne. Commonly enjoyed in the late afternoon, this two ingredient cocktail looks beautiful in a champagne flute and is perfect for entertaining guests and parties.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine European, French
Servings 1 drink
Calories 75 kcal


  • Champagne Flute (optional)


  • 10 ml Creme de Cassis Chilled
  • 90 ml Champagne or dry sparkling wine, chilled


  • In a champagne flute add the Creme de Cassis and then pour over the champagne allowing the drink to fizz and combine. Serve chilled.
Keyword Blackcurrant, Champagne Cocktails, Kir, Kir Royale

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