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New Year's Champagne Cocktail: The Kir Royale du Bois

Here's another New Year's Eve Champagne cocktail. Want more? Drink up!

New Year's is about glamor: Millions of crystals on a tumbling ball, Champagne, Hollywood kisses. To me, no cocktail is so glamorous as the Kir Royale. But you can't just serve the same ol' same ol' on a night when you are meant to ring in the new.

This renovation of the classic black currant French Champagne cocktail is triple-spiked: Champagne, crème de mure (a blackberry liqueur), and berry vodka are tempered with a purée of fresh blackberries. As you drink, the buoyant blackberry descends lower into your flute; how apropos.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is a Serious Eats intern and the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

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