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10/4/2013
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It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere:
Kir Royale

For the second installment of our month-long celebration of champagne…>

It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Kir Royale

For the second installment of our month-long celebration of champagne cocktails, we’re focusing on the berry-hued Kir Royale, a crisp aperitif of dry bubbly and crème de cassis, a black currant liqueur. With such a swanky name, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a complicated concoction. In fact, it couldn’t be easier (or more delicious). Shall we?

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Crème de cassis liqueur
Dry champagne (chilled, of course)
Berry-colored sugar or fresh currants, for garnish

HOW TO MAKE IT…

For each drink, pour 1 part crème de cassis into a champagne flute, and top gently with 5 parts champagne. (Be sure to pour the liqueur in first, or else the drink won’t properly combine.) Add a little extra sweetness with sugared rim, or pop in a few fresh currants.