I first had a kir royale in Le Train Blue in Paris. I don't know if it was the stunning Belle Epoque interiors or the fact that I was in Paris … but ever since then it has become my favorite cocktail of all time. A kir royal is what I drink when I have something wonderful to celebrate, on my birthday, on other people's birthdays… You can drink a plain kir with white wine, but kir royales are the way to go. Sweet, bubbly, and as the name indicates, I feel just like royalty whenever I drink it.
Framboise (raspberry liquor)
1. Place 3-4 raspberries at the bottom of the champagne flute.
2. Fill 1/3 of the flute with framboise.
3. Fill the rest with Champagne.