Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Try This Drink on New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve is a great occasion for drinking, among other things. Part of the tradition is that we celebrate with champagne.

Now, most of us have had champagne like every New Year’s Eve since we were 16, and it can be getting a little old for some of us. Here is a drink to try this New Year’s that is new (new to most) and delicious (delicious to all), but is still festive because it’s main ingredient is champagne.

Here’s how to make a Kir Royale:
Fill a champagne flute 3/4 of the way up.

Then add 1/2 oz crème de cassis. Instead of the crème de cassis, I recommend Chambord because it is the nicest product, especially if you have nice champagne.

This is not part of the recipe, but you can also drop a cherry or raspberries in it.

If you are at a bar, just order it by name- hopefully you won’t have to instruct the bartender on how to make this drink. If you do, make him read my blog.

The drink turns out a bubbly pinkish reddish color. People will be fascinated with your pretty drink and ask you what it is- this will give you an opportunity to look smart. I know this description makes it sound girly, but, well, ok, it kind of is.

So if you are a man and you want to drink a Kir Royale (I recommend it, they are awesome), just make sure you even it out by drinking some whiskey neat at some point in the night also. Game on.

One warning- be careful about how many you drink. It has lots of sugar and will hang you over good.


The Kir Royale is my drink of the weekend (in line with New Year’s Eve this week). Follow me on Twitter to get updates on the drink of the weekend every weekend!


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