My raspberry Kir royale is a fun riff on the classic Kir royale. Just 3-ingredients and you have a champagne cocktail perfect for any brunch or celebration!
Creme de cassis is hard to find. I don’t know why since it’s the main ingredient in a traditional Kir Royale cocktail, but it is. Thank goodness for Chambord.
Chambord, or any raspberry liqueur for that matter, is a great substitute for creme de cassis. Creme de cassis is a sweet, dark red liqueur made out of black currants. And for some reason, I can never find it when I go to the store.
If you are looking for Creme de cassis, try a specialty liquor store. If you don’t want to go to the trouble… make my Raspberry Kir Royale.
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Raspberry Kir Royale
This 3-ingredient cocktail is perfect for holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and, well, any day. I always keep a bottle of Chambord and champagne handy for days I want this quick drink that I love.
Start by adding the raspberries to a glass. Top that with the Chambord and smash the raspberries. Then top off the glass with Champagne or any other sparkling wine.
WHAT KIND OF SPARKLING WINE SHOULD I USE?
You can use champagne, prosecco, or cava in this drink. This guide to finding great sparkling wines that aren’t champagne is fantastic.
I often use cava for sparkling wine cocktails because it is a little cheaper and just as delicious as champagne.
What tools do I need?
There are two different ways to smash the raspberries. When I want less dishes, I put the raspberries in the bottom of the glass and use a long-handled spoon to smash them. When I don’t care about the dishes, I use a cocktail shaker and a muddler.
What glass should I use?
- 5 raspberries
- 1 ½ ounces Chambord
- Add the raspberries and Chambord to a tall glass. Use a spoon to smash the raspberries. Top the glass with Champagne or another sparkling wine.
Garnish with raspberries or fresh thyme.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/30/2019
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