Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Cocktail...

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!

photo: bon appetit

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:

Kir Royale
  • 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
  • Enjoy!!!
*The best creme de cassis is one that comes from Dijon - France, so look for the word Dijon on the label.
**Chambord is a lovely berry liqueur, it's a great alternative and makes a delicious Kir Royale.

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