[ pick your music according to your drink ...]
1. Arno/Sofiane Pamart - Solo gigolo
2. Serge Lama - Je suis malade
3. Jean-Pierre Virgil - Comme d'habitude
4. Daniel Auteuil - Si vous voulez que j'aime encore
5. Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas
6. Charles Aznavour - La boheme
7. Slimane - A fleur de toi
8. Michel Sardou - Je vais t'aimer
9. Michel Sardou - S'enfuir et apres
10. Jarvis Cocker - Dans Ma Chambre
11. Christophe - Ocean D'amour
12. Jacques Brel - J'arrive
13. Serge Gainsbourg - La Decadanse
14. Léo Ferré - Avec le temps
15. Edouard Baer - Je Voudrais Pas Crever
16. Pomme - Ceux qui revent
17. Lady Sir - Des petits bouts
18. Jarvis Cocker - Aline
19. Salvatore Adamo - Et maintenant
20. Louane - Si t'etais la
21. Grand Corps Malade/Camille Lellouche - Mais je t'aime
22. Michel Sardou - S'enfuir et apres
23. Garou - L'adieu
24. Charles Aznavour - Que C'est Triste Venise
25. Jarvis Cocker - Mon Ami La Rose
26. Jane Birkin - Valse de Melody
27. Jane Birkin;Serge Gainsbourg - Je t'aime moi non plus
28. Arno/Sofiane Pamart - Nous deux
120 ml Champagne Chilled
30ml Crème de Cassis or Chambord
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Pour champagne into the glass, holding the bottle at a 45-degree angle (this will avoid high foam). Add liqueur and mix thoroughly but gently. If desired, decorate the glass with blackcurrant berries.
According to legend, both cocktails were named for Canon Felix Kir, a Catholic priest and hero of the French resistance during World War II.
The story goes that when the Nazis marched into his hometown of Dijon, Burgundy, he not only stayed behind to help prisoners escape from a nearby camp but also worked to keep locals’ spirits up when the Nazis stole their cherished red wine.
As a true ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ tale, the priest nearly turned water into wine. He took the local dry white wine, Aligoté, and added creme de cassis, a local blackcurrant liqueur, to it. Why? Well, when you mix the liqueur with white wine, it looks almost like red wine. Townspeople were thrilled to have a substitute that they could, at least, pretend was their beloved Burgundian red wine.
Kir’s actions, including the incredible cocktail ingenuity, earned him a Legion d’Honneur (akin to a U.S. military Purple Heart Medal) in France. He also served as Dijon’s mayor from after the war until his death, twenty-three years later.
Today, you don’t see the Kir (white wine and blackcurrant liqueur) on cocktail menus, but Kir Royale (Champagne with blackcurrant liqueur) has remained a favorite around the world. With its pretty, pale plum color and effervescent nature, the Kir Royale is usually a special occasion drink, especially in Europe.
For a twist on the traditional Kir Royale, you can swap out the cassis liqueur with a raspberry, peach, or grapefruit liqueur. And the variations go on: a Cider Royal is cider plus cassis, a Cardinal is red wine plus cassis, a Tarantino is beer plus cassis.
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