Frozen Kir Royale Spritzer
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Dane Feldman

By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Welcome, once again, to Sunday Brunch here on Dish + Drink. It’s been a while since I posted a cocktail recipe for this segment (I know, I know, I’ve gotten a bit wrapped up in various egg dishes). In the spirit of summer being in full-swing, I thought it best to work on a perfectly summery brunch drink.

What you’ll need:
2 oz wine
2 oz seltzer/club soda
1/4 oz creme de cassis
Ice
4 strawberries

Directions:
In a blender, combine the wine, seltzer, creme de cassis, and ice. Wash and add in 2 of the strawberries before blending. Serve in wine glasses or champagne flutes with the remaining 2 strawberries.

This drink is a spin on a classic favorite: the kir royale, which is traditionally a champagne cocktail. Instead of using champagne, I used a combination of wine and seltzer because I wanted to keep the same volume of liquid without a higher alcohol content. If you plan to use champagne in this recipe, I would suggest cutting it with extra ice.

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