Close-up of Kir Royale, as seen on Be My Guest with Ina Garten, season 3.
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Kir Royale

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 to 6 drinks
A kir royale is an apértif of Champagne with a splash of crème de ­cassis. The cassis adds a hint of fruit and a lovely tinge of pink but it’s not too sweet.



  1. Pour 1 to 2 teaspoons of crème de cassis into each wine glass and then fill the glass with Champagne. Serve chilled.