Icewine Kir Royale
Royale: A New Twist on a Classic Cocktail
An Icewine Kir Royale Cocktail is a new version of a classic favourite made with Champagne and Kir. The Kir became popular in French cafes in the middle of the 19th century as a way to enjoy berries. Grapes had been the mainstay of wines, yet berries began to provide new flavour notes that were sweeter and more refreshing. Today, the way to increase the fruit forward notes of Kir Royale is to add the flavour complexity of Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine to a sparkling wine. The result is a longer flavour profile of fruit complexity.
Traditionally, the Kir Royale was an elegant Champagne and black raspberry cocktail. The new twist on the fruity French Kir Royale with Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or as a bubbly brunch beverage. Top it off with a slice of orange or a couple of raspberries.
Mix ingredients into a flute glass with frozen grapes.
The Sensory Profile below shows the red fruit complexity of red cherry, plum, blackcurrant, honey, fig, raspberry and a slight port finish.
History of Kir Royale
The Kir originated in Burgundy, France in the 1940s, and is named after Félix Kir, who was a hero in the French Resistance during the Second World War. Felix Kir was interested in supporting the production of local products from Dijon. He made a great effort to support Kir, a drink mixed with the very acidic local peasant white wine and the local black currant liqueur Crème de Cassis, to make a sweeter and fruit forward cocktail. The brilliance of elevating a simple peasant wine with the tiny addition of a delicious sweet liqueur created “Luxury with Less”.
Now, you can make a newer version of Kir Royale with Northern Ice Premium Icewine; a luxurious choice for cocktail lovers.