The content published on this site is protected by copyright, and any unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting or duplicating of any of the material is prohibited without my express written permission. To obtain permission to copy portions of the blog, please send an e-mail to me at [email protected]
What is "Kir, Kir Royale"?
‘Kir’ is an alcoholic drink consisting of crème de cassis topped with dry white wine – traditionally a Burgundy. For a ‘Kir Royale’, the white wine is replaced with champagne. The proportion is about 1/4 cup crème de cassis to a glass of wine or champagne.
‘Kir’ is named for the mayor of Dijon during WW2, Canon Félix Kir. He was a priest, and he became famous for his opposition of the Nazis, and for helping numerous Resistance fighters escape. He promoted the drink by serving it to his guests.