Kir Cocktail

Difford's Guide




There are approximately 181 calories in one serving of Kir Cocktail.

Styles & Flavours


Kir Cocktail image

Serve in a

Martini glass


Seasonal berries

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
3/4 fl oz Bourgogne Aligoté wine white
2/3 fl oz Giffard Cassis Noir de Bourgogne
1/6 fl oz BarSol Mosto Verde Italia Pisco (optional)

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Canon Félix Kir's traditional white wine and cassis aperitif with added vodka 'oomph'. A barspoon of pisco adds complexity to this cocktail but if available instead use Marc de Bourgogne, the eau-de-vie Canon Kir would have chosen.


Created in 2004 by Simon Difford, London, England. This cocktail was inspired by the classic Kir, popularised by Canon Kir, Mayor of Dijon, France (1946-1968). At his receptions he served an aperitif made with the locally produced crème de cassis and Bourgogne Aligoté white wine. The concoction eventually became known as Kir aperitif.

See our Kir and Kir Royale page for a more detailed history.

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