This New Year's Eve, add a bit more to your bubbly and try one of my all-time favorite champagne cocktails, the Kir Royale!
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This blushing cocktail is as pleasing to look at as it is tasty. A Kir Royale can be enjoyed with brunch, lunch, or dinner! Best of all, it's absolutely simple to make!
Just follow these simple steps to create your own blushing bubbly:
- Start with a lovely champagne flute
- Pour 1 Oz of creme de cassis* (or chambord**) in the glass
- Tilt the glass and fill it with champagne or sparkling wine
- Garnish with a lemon twist (traditional), or simply drop red fruit like raspberries, cranberries, or pomegranate seeds into the glass to enhance the color
**Chambord is a lovely berry liqueur, it's a great alternative and makes a delicious Kir Royale.