Valentine’s Day Treats – Kir royale for romantic souls
The recipe for traditional French potion
‘Kir’ is a popular French apéritif made of a mixture of blackcurrant liqueur ‘crème de cassis’ and a dry white wine of Burgundy, and is typically served and enjoyed before the meal. It is a lovely option to treat your friends to when hosting a home party but let’s be honest here – also a mom’s well deserved treat to sip while preparing a family meal or just sitting in the sunshine on the porch as well!
With the Valentine’s day on it’s way – why not gather ideas for making delicious drinks and cocktails to entertain your guests or someone special to you? Kir royale is an easy to make and wonderful option on it’s own already. But you can also take a rustic wooden board, cut up mature cheese, mozarella, figs, grapes, slices of parma ham and slices of freshly baked bread – and the celebration can begin!
Kir royale infused with blueberries and wild roses
- Preparation time – 15 minutes (plus freezing)
- Serves – 4
- 100 ml of crème de cassis
- 500 ml of dry prosecco
- a handful of fresh blueberries
- a handful of wild rose petals and blossoms
- fresh rosemary or thyme for decoration
- soda water (optional)
Firstly, prepare the rose blueberry ice cubes. Place washed blueberry into each section of an ice making tray, add rose petals, blossoms (or blossom leaves) and top up with prosecco. If you prefer your drink to be milder, you can use the soda water to prepare your ice cubes instead. Place in the freezer until solid.
Prepare four serving glasses (personally I prefer to use stemless champagne glass but this drink is typically served in a champagne flute glass), pour the blackcurrant liqueur evenly into each and top up with prosecco, allowing the two ingredients to mix nicely. Allow enough space to add a couple of previously prepared ice cubes and decorate with fresh thyme leaves.
Tip: The sweetness of the drink can be adjusted with the amount of liqueur used. For sweeter option add more liqueur, if you prefer less of the sweet fruity taste use more prosecco.