Welcome to this recipe for my Prosecco Kir Royale cocktail. It’s a simple yet classic cocktail made with blackcurrant cassis that I made earlier this summer from homegrown berries.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Is the sun shining for you? I do hope so :)
Bank holiday weekends in Cornwall are a funny state of affairs for those of us that actually live down here. It is the apex of ‘silly season’ and leaving home is best avoided at all costs. Pre planning your weekend is an important survival tool ensuring that you can celebrate those magical three days off, with none of the chaos of living in a toursty area :)
And in my pre planning grocery haul I decided to splurge on a bottle of fizz to pimp my recent stash of homemade blackcurrant cassis that I made a couple of weeks ago. Whilst the grown up organised me wanted to stash this jewel like treasure for the long winter months, the excitable (over 18) child in me wanted to party and pimp a cocktail or two instead. I mean, who do you think was gonna win?
As far as cocktails go, this one is rally rather pretty. To taste is was refreshing and spangly, a little bit sweet and a little bit tart and overall, damn tasty.
Prosecco Kir Royale Cocktail
So out came the prosecco and the fancy glasses and I even managed to forage a few more raspberries from the allotment for some added bling. I shared the cocktails with my neighbours yesterday afternoon, and there was much joviality to be heard from the other side of the fence :)
If there’s the slightest chance you grow your own blackcurrants, may I suggest you go and snag one my all time favourite blackcurrant recipes. And if you don’t currently grow them but have a spare sunny corner in your garden, find out everything you need to know about growing blackcurrants here.
- 1 shot cassis
- Fresh raspberries optional
Pop one shot of cassis in each glass.
Carefully top up with prosecco, pouring it slowly over the back of a spoon to prevent it muddling together with the cassis.
Top with a few fresh raspberries for decoration