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Toast to Surviving TOTC

I am proud to say that Stephanie and I made it back to the office this morning (on time!) after surviving 4 long, but amazing days in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail. It was such a great experience and I can’t wait to share with you everything we did, but in order to provide you with a properly thought out post I’m going to need some serious sleep first. Check back soon to hear about all of the events we went to, but in the meantime I’ll be toasting to surviving my first TOTC (and then I’ll be taking a break from cocktails for a few days…maybe)!

Kir Royale

Serve in a champagne flute. Garnish with lemon twist if desired.



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Muse in the Form of a Kir

Inspiration struck earlier this week. There was a perfectly petite 200 ml bottle of Hiram Walker Creme de Cassis, coupled with a bottle of Brut and a relatively sunny New England afternoon, and the muse struck. It was time for a Kir Royale!

For what this drink (photographed) lacks in proper glassware and twist garnish, it makes up with flavor. The vibrant, deep-red color and sweet profile of the Cassis come from the blackcurrant berry. I measured one part Creme de Cassis with four parts of a dry Brut sparkling wine; the combination of the two made for a very well balanced drink, not sickly sweet.

Champagne cocktails are perfect for a variety of occasions. Give this one a try for when inspiration strikes you next!


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