Kir Cocktail

The Kir Cocktail is popular in France. It's a simple combination of white wine and creme de cassis (blackberry liqueur). Here's how to make it.
How to make a Kir Cocktail


Serve in a White Wine glass

  • 1/4 shot crème de cassis
  • Top with dry white wine

Garnish: 1 lemon twist or blackberry

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Build in a white wine glass.
  2. Pour your crème de cassis
  3. Top with your white wine
  4. Add the garnish.


The kir cocktail is a delicious mix of white wine and crème de cassis, traditionally served as an aperitif in France. Socially it’s an easy-to-make classic that will always make an amazing impression.

Where Did Kir Cocktails Come From?

The kir cocktail’s original creator remains unknown to this day. However, its origins are found in the region of Burgandy, which is known for its great white Burgundy wines paired harmoniously with the sweet cassis liqueur. Furthermore, kir cocktails have been seen on French dinner tables over the centuries since the 1920s, so there’s no doubt that it’s one of the more iconic drinks out there!

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