Friday, July 11, 2014


First of all, I've been traveling (only in Manila for a day before I hop on a plane again!) so sorry if I did not exactly make and photograph my own cocktail this week. BUT, I would like to share my FAVORITE cocktail. I can drink this all day everyday, and I would except I would be judged as an alcoholic.

KIR is a French cocktail usually drunk as an aperitif before a meal, but heck, drink it before and after I say! I went to a wedding in France last year and I think I had 8 of these before dinner! It's super easy to make with just white wine (Chablis, Chardonnay, whatevs) and Creme de Cassis, or Blackcurrant Liquer. I would not have recommended this drink before because I don't think Cassis was available but I found this awesome little shop called VOM FASS in Shangri-la Mall's East Wing where it is available, along with a lot of other types of liquor, balsamic vinegars and oils that you can purchase by volume. Pretty cool stuff! Anyway, without further ado--


  • 1/4 oz Creme de Cassis
  • 1 1/2 oz Dry White wine
  • Pour Creme de Cassis into a wine glass.
  • Top off with white wine.
  • Voila! Drink Up!

Variations of KIR

  • Kir Royal- Substitute white wine with Champagne (for special oceasions)
  • Cardinale- Substitute white wine with red wine
  • Cidre Royal- Substitute white wine with Cider and add a touch of Calvados
  • Kir Peche- Made with Peach liquer instead of blackcurrant

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