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Kir

December 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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A French bistro favorite, this aperitif turns an everyday white wine into a festive cocktail. To really make it an occasion, use sparkling wine.


Kir

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons creme de cassis, (black currant liqueur) or black currant syrup
  • 16 fluid ounces (2 cups) chilled dry white wine, or sparkling wine
  • Twists of lemon or orange zest, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Spoon 1 tablespoon crème de cassis (or black currant syrup) into each 8-ounce wineglass. Fill with white wine and add a twist of lemon or orange zest.

Nutrition

Per serving: 122 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 6 mg sodium; 97 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate


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Ease of Preparation
Easy
Ethnic/Regional
French
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Appetizers
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