Colorful Cocktails: Kir Royale
"Champagne Bottle #2"
The Kir, named for Dijon (Burgundy, France) mayor Félix Kir (around the 1940's), is a "before dinner" cocktail typically made with a dry white wine and crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur). According to the International Bartender's Association, the cocktail is composed of 1/10 crème de cassis and 9/10 white wine but this ratio has been heavily debated and has fluctuated over the years. It becomes the Kir Royale, when you swap in sparkling wine or champagne. Obviously, you'd want to choose a mid-grade option and save the Dom for another day. So when the mood strikes for some bubbles (whether before dinner, after or on a Thursday night), dust off your finest flutes and get to poppin' (corks and collars)! Is anyone else going to #treatyoself on this très jolie Tuesday?