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Crème de cassis is most well-known as being an ingredient in Kir and Kir Royale cocktails, but if you're feeling brave, try it on its own as an after-dinner drink.
- 4 ounces dry Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
- 1 ounce crème de cassis (black-currant liqueur)
- Blackberries (for serving)
Pour Prosecco into an ice-filled large wine or rocks glass. Add crème de cassis and top off with club soda. Gently stir together; garnish with blackberries.
- - 1 organic tomato
- - 1 organic red pepper
- - 1 organic long shallot
- - 1 tall wine glass
- - 1 chilled PERRIER
- - 1 organic rosemary branch
Place slices of tomato, red pepper and shallot in the tall wine glass, then pour in the chilled PERRIER.
Finish the sublimation by adding the fresh rosemary. The effervescence of PERRIER will extract all the aromas of the fresh ingredients, creating a wonderful drink to whet the appetite.
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BRIOTTET, a family business created in 1836, produces the famous Crème de Cassis de Dijon (Geographical Indication) as well as top-of-the-range fruit liqueurs. Produced in the heart of Burgundy, Briottet’s liqueurs are acclaimed by the world’s best bartenders to create unique cocktails. Our Crème de Cassis de Dijon makes a delicious “blackcurrant white” and can also be used for recipes or desserts.
12 rue Berlier 21000, Dijon France | Tel +33(0)3 80 66 18 59
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Whittern Farm in Herefordshire have been growing blackcurrants since 1880. Once a mixed arable farm, the family chose to take the road less travelled: cultivating blackcurrants, a quintessential flavour of the British countryside.
Now under the stewardship of Jo Hilditch, their White Heron Drinks brand has been going from strength to strength since their first release in 2005.
Crafted with blackcurrants grown in the fields of their Herefordshire farm, this liqueur is rich and full bodied. Freshly picked British blackcurrants are allowed to ferment naturally with champagne yeast, blended with vodka to fortify and a little sugar to bring out the intensely fruity flavours.
Fruity yet sharp flavour, the burst of blackcurrant imbued with a hint of sweetness. Leafy mint and spicy blackcurrant on the nose - nuanced and complex. The acidity level is amazing. Sweet and well-balanced. Delicious and highly drinkable.
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The Most Interesting New Aperitif Doesn't Have Any Alcohol
Introducing Proteau, a non-alcoholic botanical drink from Momofuku&rsquos former bar director.
There are all kinds of reasons people don’t drink. Sometimes it’s temporary sometimes it’s a lifestyle. While some non-alcoholic mixed drinks (don’t call it a mocktail) have become increasingly popular in recent years, a standalone bottled beverage, with all the complexity and nuance of, say, a great wine or cocktail, has yet to emerge. Until now.
Meet Proteau, a new nonalcoholic botanical aperitif developed by John deBary, Momofuku’s longtime bar director and a former bartender at PDT in New York. The first incarnation, called Ludlow Red, is made primarily of blackberry juice, with hints of fig vinegar, chrysanthemum, black pepper, and licorice root. It has the same deep ruby hue as wine and sits smoothly and richly on the palate. Proteau is meant to be enjoyed straight from the bottle, no mixing or pouring over ice necessary. deBary recommends chilling it, then allowing it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes. That said, he’s also enjoyed it hot, like a toddy, or with soda water, as a spritz.
From the start, deBary set out to create something unusual. “Whatever everyone else is doing, I try to do. not that,” he told me. “One of the biggest reasons I wanted to make this is because there’s such a lack of credible nonalcoholic drinks—that’s changing, but it’s still nowhere near the craft renaissance we’ve seen in wine, beer, and spirits.”To create Proteau, deBary utilized his knowledge from years of mixing cocktails𠅏ocusing on balance, flavor, and complexity𠅊nd the availability of global ingredients in his home base of New York, trawling international markets like Kalustyan’s for inspiration.
He knew from industry experience that plenty of bartenders and sommeliers don’t drink at all. 𠇍rinking is such a part of the job, it’s nice to have an option to step back to that doesn’t sacrifice interestingness,” deBary said. 𠇊 lot of mocktails or nonalcoholic sodas are really sweet or acidic, and it’s really nice to have something a little more moody and mysterious, with a smooth texture. Most non-drinkers don’t even realize that’s what they’re missing until they try it, and then it’s like, oh my god, where have you been?!”
At the moment, deBary is only making one variant, the Ludlow Red, but he has plans for a light, sparkling version akin to a spritz set for release this spring. “The structure of everything I make will be based around botanicals, fruit flavors, something bitter, something floral, and a bit of fancy vinegar,” he says. “I’ll use that formula with different ingredients to create things that are lighter, darker, heavier, smoother, and so on, building out this world from different plants and seeing where it takes me.”
Proteau’s tagline is 𠇍rink for pleasure,” and that’s very much on purpose. “I think a lot of people associate nonalcoholic drinks with anti-hedonism, or with something that might seem kind of sad or lesser-than. My goal is to prove that you can make a nonalcoholic drink with the same amount of culinary integrity, complexity, and persistence on the palate,” deBary says. He emphasis that Proteau is not intended to serve as a replacement or replica of an alcoholic drink. “It’s meant to be its own thing, and it’s meant to be delicious.”
Ludlow Red is available in a limited-release two-bottle pack online and is being sold in New York at restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Momofuku Ko, Dirt Candy, and ACME, among others. California distribution is available now, with plans to go national shortly thereafter.
Closely related to the Kir Royale. See our Kir and Kir Royale page for a more detailed history.
There are approximately 186 calories in one serving of Kir Spritz.
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Cassis Spritz - Recipes
Linda Xiao for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne.
A classic kir is made with aligoté wine and crème de cassis (black currant liqueur), both of which come from the Burgundy region of France. Once you have the classic down (a glass of white wine with just a hint of cassis), variations abound. Substitute sparkling wine for the aligoté, and it becomes a kir royale. Add red wine, and it’s a Bourgogne. If you’re over wine entirely, dry hard cider (and a splash of Calvados, if you’re feeling extra) turns the drink into a kir Normand, its name nodding to Normandy. Whatever base you choose, kirs easily veer saccharine when weighed down with a hefty pour of crème de cassis. Exercise restraint with the potent liqueur — aim for a more dusty rose hue than magenta — but feel free to drink in rapid succession.
Taking note from Dick Bradsell&rsquos classic Bramble recipe, Fessier Stone uses crème de cassis instead of blackberry liqueur for a tart twist.
2 oz. gin
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
½ oz. crème de cassis
Garnish: edible flower (optional)
In a glass, combine the cassis, gin, lemon and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Top with crushed ice.
Feisser Stone, Barlingual, Los Angeles
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Creme de Cassis Drinks
Choose from 63 drink recipes containing Creme de Cassis.
Learn more about Creme de Cassis in the drink dictionary!
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