Color ~ Essie’s Mod Square / Cocktail ~ Kir Royale
We’ve been teetotaling here on the blog for the past few months (though definitely not in real life) and it is time to get back into the game! We’re starting off with a new format (honestly I was bored to death with the old way) which lets you in on my little end of the week ritual: a manicure and a cocktail. And yes, sometimes I totally pick my varnish shade based on what I’m planning to serve on Friday/Saturday night. What can I say, OCD can be fashionable too!
I hope you enjoy this week’s cocktail, the Kir Royale. I’m still floating on a bit of a royal wedding cloud, so I’m looking forward to a bit of cake, this delicious cocktail, and maybe even another viewing of the festivities (perhaps then I’ll be able to finally delete it off the DVR queue, fingers crossed). Have a great weekend friends!
1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
Pour a glass of Champagne. Slowly pour the Creme de Cassis down through the Champagne.
For a Kir use white wine and Creme de Cassis, for a Kir Imperiale use Champagne and Framboise instead of the Cassis.
Interesting tidbit – The Kir Royale was named for Canon Felix Kir, mayor of Dijon, who served it to visiting dignitaries in order to promote a local product, the delicious Creme de Cassis, and made the Champagne and Cassis concoction one of the most popular cocktails. Prior to Kir’s efforts the cocktail was known as the Blanc Cassis.
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