You are here: Home » Recipes » Kir Royale au Cognac Kir Royale au Cognac Kitchen Tested Yield 1 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 0 mins The classic French aperitif becomes even more elegant with Cognac added. PrintEmail Made with white wine and a smidgen of crème de cassis liqueur, the Kir is a classic French apéritif. Substitute Champagne for white wine, and it's called a Kir Royale. With a little Cognac in the mix, the drink becomes even more dashing. Ingredients 1/2 fluid ounce Cognac1/4 fluid ounce Crème de Cassis or raspberry liqueur4 fluid ounces Champagne or sparkling wine Instructions Pour Cognac and Crème de Cassis in a Champagne flute. Gradually fill the flute with Champagne or sparkling wine and serve. Recipe by Wini Moranville.