The ultimate champagne cocktail… made with Chambord! This twist on a Kir Royale is deliciously sweet and bubbly and perfect for your next celebration!
Do you stumble across something new and think to yourself, “where has this been all my life?” That’s exactly what happened to me when I stumbled across the Kir Royale while watching a movie on my couch.
The main character ordered one at a restaurant and I immediately knew I needed to try it. Not only because I love champagne… but because I’m always up for trying fun new cocktails! Especially when they’re made with just 3 ingredients.
This Chambord Kir Royale (or Kir Impérial) has quickly become a new favorite, and for good reason. It’s deliciously sweet, easy to make, and one of those drinks everyone will love. Because what’s not to love about raspberries and champagne??
what is a kir royale?
A Kir Royale is a French cocktail traditionally made with crème de cassis (black currant liqueur) and champagne. It’s a variation on the Kir cocktail, which is made with white wine instead of champagne. This version – a Chambord Kir Royale – is also known as a Kir Impérial.
what you’ll need for this recipe
Chambord – Chambord is a rasperry liqueur made in France. It’s sweetened with honey and made using 100% natural ingredients including Madagascan vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, and cognac. It can be found near the liqueurs at your local liquor store.
Champagne – Champagne balances out the sweetness of the Chambord and adds a bubbly effervescence to this drink. I used a Brut sparkling wine (champagne).
Raspberries – Fresh raspberries are the perfect garnish for this cocktail and are also delicious to enjoy at the end!
how to make a kir royale
Start with the Chambord. Pour 1 ounce Chambord into a champagne flute. If you like your drinks extra cold, feel free to chill the Chambord in advance.
Add the champagne. Top with chilled champagne, leaving room at the top for garnishes.
Garnish with the raspberries. Add a few fresh raspberries as garnish. Enjoy!
what does a chambord kir royale taste like?
A Chambord Kir Royale tastes like champagne that has been sweetened with raspberry liqueur. It’s a delicious alternative to a traditional Kir Royale, which is slightly sweeter and more syrupy.
chambord vs. créme de cassis
Although Chamboard and Cassis are two different liqueurs, the two can be interchanged in most recipes. Créme de Cassis is made with black currants and is a bit sweeter and more syrupy than Chambord. Chambord is made with blackberries, raspberries, and black currants and is a bit more complex and refined. You can also substitute Créme de Mure, which is similar to Cassis but is made with blackberries.
- Garnish with a lemon slice
- Make it a Kir (instead of Kir Royale) by substituting white wine for the champagne
- Substitute Prosecco for the champagne and make it a Kir Pétillant
- Substitute light beer for the champagne and make it a Tarantino
- Substitute hard cider for the champagne and make it a Cider Royale
- Add a splash of Calvados (apple brandy) to a Cider Royale and make it a Kir Normand
- Substitute peach liqueur for the Chambord and make it a kir à la peche
- 1 ounce Chambord
- 7 ounces Brut champagne
- Fresh raspberries
- Pour the Chambord into a champagne flute.
- Top with chilled champagne.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries & enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g