Kir with Shrub Recipe

Kir with Shrub
Photo for Will Shenton

“My first, and thus far only, trip to Paris came in late 2001. I remember stopping at a bistro for lunch, and I

saw a Kir Royale on the menu. I was intrigued, so I ordered it. Quite a tasty drink. The classic Kir is crème

de cassis and white wine. The Royale uses champagne in place of the wine. You can make a Kir

variation using just about any of the fruity shrubs in this book. Since cassis is a black currant liqueur,

using a currant shrub is a logical place to start, but you don’t need to limit yourself to that.” - Michael Dietsch, Shrubs


0.5 oz shrub of your choice
3–4 oz white wine or champagne

Preparation: How to make a Kir with Shrub

  1. Add shrub to a wine glass.
  2. Top with wine or champagne and serve.
Kir with Shrub