Kir

Friday, February 1, 2013


Looks like a pretty heavenly Friday afternoon, doesn't it? I think I'm going to beeline to the nearest bistro and order an aperitif!

Named for Canon Félix Kir, mayor of Dijon from 1945 to 1968, the Kir is made with crème de cassis and white wine, traditionally Aligoté. This libation was popularized after the Second World War when the mayor would offer it to visiting delegations to promote two of Dijon's most important agricultural products–a genius marketing campaign if ever there was one!

There are untold iterations of this cocktail, from a Cardinal with red wine to a Kir with sparkling hard cider, but if you're feeling particularly celebratory this Friday evening, try combining half an ounce of cassis with Champagne or sparkling wine for a Kir Royale–cheers!

15 comments:

  1. Must be absolutely fabulous to live in a city with bistros!! Have a Great Weekend!!

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  2. I learn so much from these posts, Lena! It feels pretty good to be one of the only people in my group of friends who can order something other than a rum and Coke at a bar :P

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  3. This looks amazing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Lena!

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  4. The Kir Royale is one of my fav cocktails (isn't it funny that it seems like every cocktail is one of my favs??), haven't had one in ages though! I will have to make amends this weekend!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend doll!
    xo

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  5. I've never heard of this and I learn so much on here!

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  6. Sounds delicious!
    Hope you enjoy the weekend. Especially if you're a football fan :-)

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  7. Yum! A perfect Friday afternoon drink!

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  8. yes, this does look perfect! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my dear :)

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  9. Delicious and classic... Hope you're having a nice one!

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  10. hey, learned something new! hope you're enjoying your sunday.

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  11. That sounds like a perfectly chic drink. I love toasting the weekend with something special like that every now and then.

    Stay in the Lines

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  12. Oh that looks divine...that bowl of olives looks especially delish!

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