4 sugar cubes or 1 1/ 2 teaspoons sugar
4 -8 dashes Angostura bitters
20 ounces (2 1/ 2 cups) champagne
4 ounces (1/ 2 cup) pomegranate juice (such as POM)
4 lemon peel twists
A classic Kir Royal combines champagne and creme de cassis. I use pomegranate juice instead of cassis. Pom juice isn't as sweet, it's fresher-tasting and more lively, and it gives the drink a gorgeous color. Serve in champagne flutes. If you prefer a sweeter drink, leave out the bitters.