Kir Royale Cocktail

Kir Royale Cocktail The Kir Royale is a champagne cocktail found on the menus of bistros and restaurants all over France as a before-dinner drink and it’s wonderful on its own. It is also a great way to celebrate Bastille day!

Crème de Cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur which acts as a dark fruit sweetener and dresses up any wine.

Whenever you see “royale” in a cocktail name, it typically indicates that Champagne is an ingredient. Therefore, if you wish to make a simple Kir Cocktail, substitute dry, white wine for the champagne. This recipe is also a brilliant use for economical wines that could use a little help. To make a Kir Imperial Cocktail, substitute Chambord or another raspberry liqueur replace the crème de cassis.

Pouring the liqueur into the glass first allows it to mix naturally with the wine. If you put the wine in first and then added the liqueur, you’ll need to stir the drink.

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Strawberry Fields Cocktail

Strawberry Fields CocktailThis is one of those recipes that you need to start a week ahead, but it is oh-so-worth the planning! We recommend you infuse the rum this weekend so you can enjoy the cocktail over the 4th of July holiday weekend. And, having some strawberry-infused rum in the fridge does not sound like a bad thing. We bet it will inspire other uses.

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Jungle Bird Cocktail

Jungle Bird CocktailThe Jungle Bird Cocktail is a classic Tiki drink that was created in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton.

Rum, pineapple, and lime are typical in tiki cocktails, but Campari is definitely a new ingredient. Usually reserved for dry drinks like the Negroni, the bitter aperitif works surprisingly well in this mix. The fruits help smooth out its bitterness while the dark rum and simple syrup bring in a touch of sweetness to bring it all together beautifully.

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The Kombucha Mule

The Kombucha MuleIt is not too big a leap in flavor from kombucha to cocktail, and this recipe for the Kombucha Mule is a great jumping-off point. Kombucha’s tangy-tart flavor has a bit of fizz and translates well into this simple to prepare beverage.

The classic Moscow Mule is a mixture of vodka, lime, and ginger beer that is often served in a copper mug. We garnish our Kombucha Mule with some sliced, fresh ginger to punch up the ginger flavor.

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