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A Spirited Strawberry Spin on the Kir Royale

What better way to celebrate strawberry season than with a berry-ripe cocktail? This gem from Brian Malarkey [1] is essentially a strawberry spin on a French classic: the kir royale. Watch the video to see how simple it is to make, and then check out his other sumptuous strawberry recipes (citrus halibut with strawberry relish [2] and strawberry brandy barbecue ribs [3]).

Strawberry Kir Royale

Strawberry Kir Royale

Strawberry Kir Royale


2 tablespoons strawberry liqueur [6]
6 ounces dry Champagne, chilled
1 strawberry, freshly sliced
1 basil leaf


  1. Add strawberry liqueur and Champagne to a glass. Garnish with the sliced strawberry and basil leaf.

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