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 of Kir Royal is skinny because I’ve used a simple blackcurrant syrup (0% alcohol) instead of the blackcurrant liquor or cream (Chambord is approx. 20% alcohol). Also, this syrup has more sugar, making these two colours fun-looking glass. It will mix more and more while you drink it, changing the flavour.

Many Types of Kir

Kir Royal is a classic cocktail from France, the little brother of Kir, which was made with white wine. The cassis cream or syrup was added to neutralize the acidity of certain dry wines. Many variations go from Kir Breton (with cider instead of wine) to Cardinal (made with red wine). Every Kir is an Aperitif (or Apero), which means to drink before a meal, a ‘stomach starter,’ they say! Often written: Kir Royale in the web-O-sphere; I have no clue why the ‘e‘ appeared since the word Kir is masculine…

Kir Royal avec bleuet
Blueberries dancing in the Kir Royal

Blueberry Fun

I’ve made the original recipe slightly different and added some dried blueberries, which dance up and down the glass—taking me back to my Physics classes. Also, I’ve used syrup instead of liquor or cassis, which is acceptable in the original recipe. It was one or the other. The idea is to cut the acidity with the sugar from the liquor/syrup. If you ask me, I prefer the syrup to get this two-coloured drink, so much more pleasing to the eyes and fun to change the taste at each sip. 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.

Other Fizzy Drinks

Kir Royal with Blueberries

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 22
The perfect cocktail for the holiday: delicious, fizzy, colourful and playful!


Per Glass

  • 8 parts Champagne (or Cava bottle)
  • 2 parts blackcurrant syrup ( or Chambord)
  • blueberries (dry, fresh or frozen)


  • Add the blueberries first.
  • Pour in the Champagne (Cava or Prosecco).
  • Add 2 tbsp of blackcurrant syrup (or creme de cassis Chambord).


French would call it: Royal Kir if it uses Champagne; if it’s another type of fizzy wine (Prosecco, Cava, etc.), they would say sparkling Kir.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 22kcal
Course: Bebidas
Cuisine: Francesa
Keyword: aperitif, apero, blackcurrant, cassis, champagne, cocktail, drink, France, kir royal, kir royale


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Wow never heard of this cocktail before but it looks gorgeous. Excellent photo you managed to capture there as well. As always, great work (:

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  3. Terrie Lefèbvre Reply

    I have been making it for years and everyone appreciates the separation between the two Color’s liquor and wine

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