Skinny Kir Royal with blueberries is an elegant, fizzy and delicious cocktail! The perfect companion for any event and fun to watch your blueberries dancing up and down.
This version is skinny because I’ve used a simple blackcurrant syrup (0% alcohol) instead of the blackcurrant liquor or cream (approx. 20% alcohol). Also, this syrup got more sugar, making these two colours fun-looking glass. It will mix more and more while you drink it, changing the flavour.
Kir Royal is a classic aperitif cocktail in France, and so simple to make! Aperitif (or Apero) is the drink you have before a meal, a stomach starter, they say! Often written: Kir Royale in the web-O-sphere, no clue why the ‘e‘ made an appearance…
Types of Kirs
This drink is one of the only wine “cocktails” out there, with sangria. In Brittany, they make the Kir Breton with sparkling cider, and the original kir drink is made of white wine (Bourgogne Aligoté). When sparkling wine is used, it becomes a Kir Royal, which I believe is a bit more festive. It’s primarily served in a champagne flute. To prevent the drink from mixing up and becoming a homogenous fizzy cocktail, add the cassis syrup at the end to make a clear colour separation.
I’ve made the original recipe slightly different and added some blueberries, which dance up and down the glass—taking me back to my Physics classes. So if you have a dinner party to organize and want to impress your guests…with a fun, light and bubbly drink, this is the way to go.
Skinny Kir Royal with blueberries
- 1 Champagne, Cava bottle
- 2 tbsp blackcurrant syrup
- 1/2 tsp blueberries (dry, fresh or frozen)
- Add the blueberries first.
- Pour in the champagne (cave or else).
- Add delicately 2 tbsp of blackcurrant syrup (or creme de cassis Chambord or else).
Pretty simple and Simply pretty, Enjoy!