Blackberry Royale

Blackberry Royale
  • Yield:makes 4 servings
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
  • Rated: 4.0

[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

An iced down twist on the classic Kir Royale, this updated version incorporates spicy ginger beer.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 1/2 ounces créme de cassis
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) ginger beer, chilled
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) chilled dry sparkling wine

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a large pitcher, combine blackberries, créme de cassis, and 1 tablespoon from half the lemon. Stir to combine, lightly pressing on berries to release juices.

  2. 2.

    Add ice to pitcher. Fill with ginger beer and sparkling wine and stir gently to combine. Slice remaining half of lemon in thin slices and add to pitcher as garnish.