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July 19, 2011

DGTG Wine Wednesday: Kir Royale- A Bubbly Disney Cocktail

If you read my blog regularly, the fact that I'm a Champagne lover will undoubtedly come as no surprise!  I'm a true "bubbly girl" and that doesn't change when I'm at Disney!

One of my favorite stops in Epcot is the Champagne Kiosk located near Les Chefs de France in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase.  A few months ago, I gave you a peek into this kiosk which serves French wines, champagne, and liquor-based slushies!

In that article, you may remember, I introduced you to my must-have Disney cocktail, The Kir Royale. This traditional French wine cocktail is composed of Champagne and Creme de Cassis, a black currant liqueur and is now one of my favorite drinks of all time! This delicious bubbly beverage can be purchased at the kiosk as well as at Les Chefs de France. Hungry? Read my review of Les Chefs HERE!

Since moving to the Northern California Wine Country, I have been extremely impressed at the availability of the Kir Royale... This bubbly pink cocktail appears in the boutique section of nearly every wine list, which allows me to get my Disney fix any time!

I was also able to find Creme de Cassis at a local gas station... yes, I said gas station... things are really different out here... this little country gas station happens to have a gourmet restaurant in back as well as one of the finest wine selections in the area!!! Gotta love California!
Anyway, as I was saying, I was able to buy Creme de Cassis and a local Sparkling Wine to make the Kir Royal at home and now you can too!!! This drink is perfect for dinner parties or girls' nights!  Please enjoy and drink responsible!

Kir Royale Recipe:
  • Bottle of good Champagne or Sparkling Wine (Epcot uses Pommery. I use Roederer Estate Brut)
  • 1 oz Creme de Cassis
  • Lemon slice (optional)
  • Sugar Cube (optional)
Pour approx. 1 oz Creme de Cassis into fluted wine glass.  Fill the glass with Champagne, drop in sugar cube and garnish with lemon.  Enjoy!

What's your "Go To" Disney Beverage? (doesn't have to be alcohol)


Unknown said...

I keep wanting to try this but I always get distracted by the Grey Goose Slushies! DH and I will be there in October and it's on my *MUST DRINK* list!

Kelly said...

I am just like you...I love bubbly!! I think that I had this a few years back and loved it but could not remember what it was. Thank you so much for sharing. :0)

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

I love that cocktail! I got it when we ate at the restaurant but I didn't realize they had it at the kiosk too. I usually get the orange martini slushi thing. YUM.