• The Nazi-Defying History of the Kir Royale Cocktail

    17 days ago - By Vine Pair

    During World War II, as Americans were planting backyard victory gardens , residents of Burgundy, France responded to wartime privation in the most French way imaginable: They created an elegant cocktail out of Nazi-resistant wine.
    The Kir cocktail is made with one part crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and four parts dry white wine. Its festive cousin, the Kir Royale, is blackcurrant liqueur plus Champagne
    Both cocktails are reportedly named for Felix Kir, a Catholic priest and decorated member of the French resistance. When Nazi soldiers marched into Dijon, Burgundy, in 1940...
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