Start the evening with this elegant and festive sweet berry Champagne. You won’t even need to use an expensive bottle. That’s because a Kir Royale is Champagne flavored with Crème de Cassis. It mingles with the sparkling wine resulting in a pale pink blush. Topped with fresh raspberries, it’s a very pretty cocktail and one of my favorites!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 tablespoons crème de cassis liqueur
2 (4oz) glasses of Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
12 fresh raspberries
2 wooden sticks
1. Pour one tablespoon of crème de cassis into the bottom of each flute glass.
2. Top each with Champagne or sparkling wine
3. Garnish with a string of raspberries threaded on wooden sticks.
Makes 2 cocktails
Although the Kir Royale is made with Champagne, the Kir is made with white wine.
Cream de cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur.
Champagne or sparkling wine has amazing health benefits. Various studies have been performed to determine the effect of champagne on the body. The findings have shown this beverage can help protect the brain against neurological injuries that are obtained during a stroke. It also protects the brain from the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
I used Tobin James California sparkling wine. It’s a wonderful and very reasonable bottle from the Central Coast. It retails for under $10. Or, use your favorite. Both Trader Joe’s and World Market carry a nice variety of very reasonable sparkling wines.
Cream de cassis can be found in the liquor aisle of the supermarket.
Wooden sticks can usually be found in the baking aisle or paper goods aisle where toothpicks are sold.
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cocktail, including raspberries
109 calories, 0g fat, 0 protein, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 1mg sodium, 9g sugar