Don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting out and about and it feels so good. I went to a fabulous little French bistro in Harlem, Maison Harlem, over the weekend for brunch. If felt so good to be dining in a quaint atmosphere. I loved the smell of French butter with the sounds of the language of love in the air.
I had a Kir Maison which was their version of a Kir Royale. It’s an old school cocktail with a touch of elegance. Named after Felix Kir, a Catholic priest and decorated member of the French resistance, the first Kir was made with white Burgundy + Lejay Cassis. Its festive cousin is the Kir Royale, Cassis liqueur plus Champagne ( however you could go with Crémant ).
It’s the perfect cocktail to take you out of spring and into summer. Great for sipping on the porch, stoop, or planted on the couch while you binge some Netflix.
- ½ ounce Crème de Cassis
- Champagne (or Crémant ), to top
- Garnish: lemon twist
Let me know how you like it.
Enjoy! xoxo ~Shoshi