Skinny Kir Royal with blueberries is an elegant and tasty way to break the ice before your next dinner party. It’s an aperitif from France, although usually it’s made out of creme de cassis which is a smooth blackcurrant 15% liquor. This drink is one of the only wine “cocktail” out there, with sangria, of course. In Brittany, they make the kir with sparkling cider, plus for the record; the original kir drink is actually made of white wine. When sparkling wine is used, then it becomes a Kir Royal, which I believe is bit more festive. It’s mostly served in a champagne flute and to prevent the drink from mixing up and becoming a pink messy and fizzy cocktail, add the cassis syrup in the end to make a clear color separation. This makes the drink so much more appealing and sophisticated.
To be true to myself, I’ve made the original recipe slightly different and added some dried blueberries, which would constantly go up and down to my own surprise. Also I’ve made the drink lighter and replace the strong creme de cassis by a simple blackcurrant syrup, which contains no alcohol making the drink a lighter version of the Kir Royal. 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
- A cold sparkling white wine (Champagne, Cremant, Cava, etc)
- Blackcurrant (cassis) syrup
- Blueberries (frozen,dried or fresh)
- Add a few blueberries to each glass
- Add the sparkling wine (full)
- Add about 2 tbsp of cassis syrup
Pretty simple and Simply pretty, Enjoy!