Blackberry Royale

[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

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

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Blackberry Royale

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 4 servings
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in: 3 Refreshing Blackberry Cocktails to Make at Home


  • 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


  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.


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