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Kir is a drink made from white wine embellished with a touch of crème de cassis, a black currant-flavored liqueur. When the drink is prepared with Champagne, it is called Kir Royale.
5 fl. oz. chilled Champagne or sparkling wine
2 tsp. crème de cassis
1 lemon twist for garnish
Pour the Champagne and crème de cassis into a Champagne flute and stir briefly. Garnish with the lemon twist.
Makes 1 serving.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Guides, The Bar Guide, by Ray Foley (Time-Life Books, 1999).
Date: December 2, 2008