Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:00 PM
Move away from the classic mimosa and try a new sparkling wine cocktail! Start off happy hour right with a classic, yet new to you Champagne cocktail. Not only are these classic sparkling wine cocktails delicious, they also have fun names that will liven up your happy hour!

It's time to mix up some bubbles! Bubble cocktails that is!

The Kir Royale is actually a twist on The Kir which is a popular French drink. It became popular in French cafes in the middle of the 19th century and was further popularized by Felix Kir after World War II. The drink was then served in Burgundy, France to promote the region's products, wine and crème de cassis. Traditionally, The Kir was made by mixing local white wine made from the Aligoté grape, a bone dry, acidic, wine with neutral aromas and flavors with the local blackcurrant liqueur, crème de cassis. The Kir Royale has Champagne substituted for the white wine.

Kir Royale

Serves 1


  • 1/4 ounce crème de cassis
  • 4 ounces Champagne


  1. Add crème de cassis to a Champagne flute.
  2. Fill the rest of the glass with Champagne.
  3. Serve with a twist of lemon.

Kir Royale

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