Raspberry Kir Royale Champagne Cocktail

Raspberry Kir Royale is a champagne and Chambord cocktail that is sure to make any occasion feel extra special. Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve, Valentines Day, or need a bubbly bridal brunch cocktail, mix up this bubbly recipe for a subtle twist on a classic Kir Royale. 

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Raspberry Kir Royale cocktail with Chambord

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Raspberry Kir Royale Champagne Cocktail

Pop. Fizz. Clink! Let’s Drink! 

As the great F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “Too much of anything is bad. But too much of champagne is just right.” I honestly can’t disagree with that one! I can never get enough of champagne cocktails especially when they look and taste as amazing as this Raspberry Kir Royale. 

You’ll be popping bottles all night long with this glamorous champagne and black raspberry cocktail that is sure to class up your night. The sweet fresh raspberries, delightfully subtle raspberry liqueur and refreshingly bubbly champagne come together as the perfect trio to make this cocktail even more delightful with every sip! 

Pouring champagne for a Raspberry Kir Royale cocktail in champagne flute

What is A Kir Royale Cocktail?

So, let me guess, the amazing sight of these photos drew you into this post, but now you’re here and you don’t actually know what this weirdly named cocktail actually is. Don’t worry I don’t blame you, because who could not click on something that looks this good?!

To end all this mystery over what really is a Kir Royale, here’s the scoop. A Kir Royale is a French cocktail that is actually a variation on Kir. It consists of a fruity liqueur topped with champagne, rather than the white wine used in traditional Kir.

This specific version uses a raspberry Chambord, rosé champagne and fresh raspberries to really make it unique! 

looking into glass of Raspberry Kir Royale cocktail

How To Make A Kir Royale Champagne Cocktail

I’m the first to say I am definitely no bartender when it comes to making drinks. Anything gets too complicated and I often end up with a concoction too awful to actually drink. So, I like to keep things relatively simple to avoid any cocktail disasters. 

This Kir Royale has only 3 ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make! Just start with your a sugar rim, by dipping the rim of your champagne flue in a shallow bowl of water, then into a bowl of sanding sugar.

Place a few fresh raspberries in the glass. Measure out your Chambord to pour into the glass, then add your champagne. I used brut rosé champagne to add extra color, and extra fruitiness to the cocktail, but you can use regular champagne if you prefer.  Once you have it all mixed, serve and enjoy!

It’s seriously that easy! In just a few minutes you’ll have a cocktail so sophisticated you’ll suddenly think you’re Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl! 

 

Raspberry Kir Royale cocktail in champagne flute and sugar rim

Secrets to the Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

  • Don’t Break The Bank With The Champagne: There’s no need to go out looking for the most expensive bottle of champagne. Save that money for the big champagne toast moments in your life. As long as you don’t go bottom of the barrel you’ll be fine. A good mid-range bottle will work great. For reference, I bought a $10 bottle and it was perfect! 
  • Choose The Right Type of Champagne: I’m sure you’re thinking right now, should the champagne be sweet or dry (Brut)? Technically it’s up to you on this one. Sweet champagne combined with the sweet flavor the Chambord will make for a very sweet cocktail overall. For a more mid-range, subtly sweet cocktail, I suggest regular dry or brut champagne. The contrast of a dry Champagne will make for an amazing flavor that goes down smooth. 
  • Chill Your Alcohol: For best results, chill the champagne and the glasses ahead of time. Warm champagne will make an unpleasant cocktail, and no one has time for that right? Also, don’t try putting ice in the champagne, trust me it will not go well at all. 
  • Don’t Use A Shaker: Listen closely when I say DO NOT shake up the ingredients for this cocktail. Shaking the champagne will destroy the bubbles leaving you with flat lifeless champagne. Simply top off the cocktail with champagne, and stir very lightly, if at all.

 

Raspberry Kir Royale cocktail with fresh raspberries

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A Truly Game Changing Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe!

There’s never a wrong time for champagne, so what are you waiting for! Go grab your favorite bubbly and start mixing up your new favorite raspberry cocktail! From the moment the first sip hits your lips, there will be no going back! I can’t wait to hear how much you love the recipe!

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Raspberry Kir Royale

Raspberry Kir Royale

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Raspberry Kir Royale is a champagne and Chambord cocktail that is sure to make any occasion feel extra special.

Ingredients

  • fresh raspberries
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 4-5 ounces chilled champagne (or Prosecco)
  • sanding sugar (optional for the rim)

Instructions

  1. If you'd like a sugar rim, dip the rim of your champagne flue in a shallow bowl of water, then into a bowl of sanding sugar.
  2. Place a few fresh raspberries in the glass.
  3. Measure 1 ounce of Chambord and pour into glass, then top with champagne.
  4. Serve and enjoy

Notes

  • If you can, place the champagne glasses into the freezer a few minutes before making your cocktails.
  • You can use a brut rosé champagne to add extra color, and fruitiness

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