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Learn how to make the Kir Royale Cocktail,with Champagne and Crème de Cassis.
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The Kir Royale, a wonderful drink that celebrate champagne with and extremely easy to make as well. Every time I have it I think of France.
Welcome to the Cocktail Spirit from Small Screen Network. I'm your host Robert Hess.
Champagne is a wonderful product. We all take and then familiar with it for celebrate anything and we’re having with New Years day and Christmas and on those nice fancy dinners. Champagne being made is exactly the same process as wine essentially champagne is a wine. However, what adds the bubbles to it is what they called a secondary fermentation.
The fermentation happens by putting the wine in the bottle adding a bit of sugar to it and that then reenergizes the yeast to allow it to take and start bubbling up again. It’s capped very tightly. The wine bottles for this one up side down doesn’t blow up and open it up will then take on store the champagne bottles like this and what happens here is all the yeast another residue will take and come down to the very top of the bottle and they help this out by what they called riddling. And so once a day they’ll take and make sure they turn the bottle a little tiny bit and that helps all the sediments come down and clearing out the champagne itself.
Once it’s sat and rested enough so that all of sediment has come down from the secondary fermentation they’ll then take in freeze the top of the bottle - very quickly. They’ll open it up pop like a beer top that it’s on right then this will disgorge that chunk of frozen sediment, they’ll quickly cap it back down again so they don’t any the bubbles then they put a foil cup and everything else on it and then you have a bottle of champagne.
This bottle will take and sit very well quite reason for sometime when you open it up you want to be careful that you don’t point at someone that take the layer out with that the top of it. Some bottles are easier to open than others and sometimes mysteriously the bottle will just start spewing all over the place. Some people like shaking the bottle ahead of time to increase that spewing because they have fun spraying at people but that waste all that great champagne.
There's a variety of different cocktails that are maid with champagne. One we've already seen as the champagne cocktail where you sugar and bitters in the drink. We’re going to do today is a drink caller the Kir Royale. There's actually two versions of this cocktail one is just simply the Kir where you just simply add white Bourgogne wine or Cahrdonnay to the glass add some crème de cassis on top of that but the Kir Royale by making it more fancy use champagne instead.
Its very simple to make and it quite common in Paris when I'm going to dine in Paris I always make sure I started with the Kir Royale. All you do is pour the champagne into the glass. Once you have the glass full of champagne you then take your crème de cassis and drizzles just a little tiny bit of it into the glass.
It gently colors the drink a nice lovely pink add a bit of fruit flavor and sugar to it. Well then take and do lemon twist. Its interesting note that the bubble you see rising from the glass itself what causing the bubbles in the glass to come up is actually either imperfections in the glass or dust particles that have gathered on the glass. If the glass had been perfectly clean and perfectly smooth at this point in time there be no absolutely no bubbles what so ever coming up because it won't be anything at which the bubbles would have a place to start their manufacture.
That means anytime you put anything into the glass like whether its orange juice even that’s lemon fill you're going to notice bubbles coming up immediately because bubbles are now forming on that. And there we have a Kir Royale.