Kir Royale

The elegant but rebellious Kir Royale is an easy party staple. Dan Toulgoet photo

A Kir Royale made with non-Champagne sparkling wine is technically a “Kir Pétillant.” In either case, it’s a perfect drink for festive occasions.

• 0.25 to 0.5 oz crème de cassis
• 4 oz brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine

Place liqueur in the bottom of a flute and top with sparkling wine. Serves 1.

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