I’m not one to exclude any one type of alcoholic beverage – I’m all for equal opportunity drinking. I’m proud to say I enjoy exploring the craft beer category and have had fun learning to pair food and wine. So with today being National Wine Day (why not?!), it seems fitting to pair together two of our favorite alcohol categories: wine and spirits.
Wine and champagne cocktails are continuing to see a growth in popularity, and the Kir is a fantastic starting point to explore these cocktails. The sweetness of the Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis I use in this recipe is toned down by the dryness of a favorite Brut champagne or chilled white wine. Together, they simply pair well for a light, refreshing cocktail.
- 1 part Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis
- 4 parts chilled dry white wine
Serve in a wine glass with or without ice. Garnish with lemon twist.
Keep this recipe in your personal cocktail reservoir for Memorial Day weekend coming up – it’s perfect for sitting outside and sipping on a warm summer day!