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Crème de cassis is a sweet, red liqueur made from currants. You don’t see it served on its own very much, but it is often added to other drinks – such as the Kir Royal – to sweeten them up and give them a splash of color. It’s very popular in France and most of the world’s production is consumed there, although most bars will stock a slightly dusty bottle specifically for making a drink like this one.
Glassware: Champagne Flute
1/4 oz. Creme De Cassis
Pour the the creme de cassis into a Champagne flute and fill with chilled Champagne.