Kir Apéritif

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User Rating (5 ratings)

Serve in a

Goblet glass

Garnish:

None

How to make:

POUR half the chilled wine into chilled glass. POUR cassis into glass and TOP with rest of the chilled wine.

2 1/2 fl oz Bourgogne Aligoté wine white
5/6 fl oz Giffard Noir de Bourgogne Cassis
2 1/2 fl oz Bourgogne Aligoté wine white
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Review:

Traditionally made 1/3 cassis to 2/3 wine, that's too sweet for most modern palates. We recommend a ratio of one part cassis to between five and seven parts Bourgogne Aligoté white wine. The above formula is 6:1 and at this concentration, the mix of blackcurrant and wine is clean, crisp and not too sweet.

Variant:

Kir Royale with champagne in place of Bourgogne Aligoté white wine.

History:

The Kir ApVritif is thought to have first been mixed in 1904 by a waiter called Faivre at the Café George, 42 Rue de Montchapet, Dijon, France. It is named after Canon Félix Kir, who as the Mayor of Dijon promoted the drink by serving at civic functions.
Kir and Kir Royale history

Nutrition:

One serving of Kir Apéritif contains 183 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 0.3 standard drinks
  • 2.6% alc./vol. (5.2° proof)
  • 4.5 grams of pure alcohol
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