Cocktail of the Week: Prosecco Royale

With our Prosecco Royale set , the extravagance of Kir Royale will now be a thing of the past as champagne is substituted for its cheaper, fruitier cousin, Prosecco. Enjoy this cocktail on a week night, for a party, or as a prelude to your turkey for a belated Thanksgiving celebration or Christmas.
Prosecco Royal Set
Bolla Prosecco and Boudier Cassis
The best French bistros will hang their proverbial Berets on serving a crisp, refreshing Kir Royale and whilst the original recipe included Champagne, in this encouraged age of austerity, a delicious dash of Prosecco is a suitably palatable replacement. The only independent producer of Cassis in Dijon, Creme de Cassis de Dijon has been the symbol of tradition and expertise at Maison Boudier for more than 100 years, whilst the abundantly creamy Bolla Prosecco, with its refreshing and palate cleansing acidity, completes our take on the iconic Kir Royale Apéritif.
Boudier’s main brand is classic crème de cassis – an unctuous, sweetly aromatic and rich inky liqueur behing an iconic 19th-century decorative label ” Susy Atkins, The Telegraph
Kir Royale is a variation on Kir, which is usually made with a chilled white wine from Burgundy. “Kir” comes from a Catholic priest and Second World War resistance fighter, Felix Kir, who was also mayor of Dijon. Apparently, the idea of mixing crème de cassis and wine had been around since the 19th Century, but the Felix Kir served this delicious cocktail to his guests so frequently that the two subsequently became synonymous.
Prosecco Royale
80 ml Bolla Prosecco
20 ml Boudier Crème de Cassis


Add the crème de cassis to a chilled Champagne flute, and top up with champagne. Stir to combine.

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 


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