When Smitten With Your Sweetheart, Pop A Bottle. Flying Solo And Feeling Blue, Pop A Bottle. No Valentine’s Plans? Easy Fix – Pop That Bottle!

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, let’s pop open those alcohol bottles to either fall head over heels in love or have a good old-fashioned single sob fest! This month, in honor of Amour, we’re serving up the most whimsically delicious drinks you’ve ever tasted! You might have caught wind of them while watching “Emily in Paris,” where Emily couldn’t get enough of it!

 Once upon a time, in the heart of Dijon, amidst the chaos of World War II, there was a spirited priest named Félix Kir. When the evil Nazis swooped in and plundered the town’s precious red wine, Kir wasn’t about to let them dampen the party spirit. With a wink and a dash of ingenuity, he whipped up a concoction that danced with the vibrant hue of Burgundy’s finest. Thus, the Kir was born! A magical blend of dry white Aligoté and the enchanting crème de cassis. While many have tried to riff on Kir’s creation, none quite steal the show like the Kir Royale, a true toast to ingenuity and resistance!

Mixing up a Kir Royale might sound like a breeze, but one slip-up could burst the bubble of your soirée! To ensure your drink dazzles, opt for a dry sparkling wine. With Crème de cassis bringing its own sweetness, pairing it with sugary wine risks turning your Kir Royale into a sticky situation!


• 5 mins


• 1/2 oz. crème de cassis

• 4 oz. Champagne or other dry sparkling wine

• Raspberries, for serving (optional)


• Begin by pouring crème de cassis into a Champagne flute.

• Slowly add Champagne, pouring it over the crème de cassis.

• Finally, garnish with raspberries if desired.