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Happy Bastille Day! Here’s an easy way to celebrate …

Today is a bit of a celebration day chez Doherty. I have a great friend who lives abroad coming over for lunch. As it’s her birthday tomorrow AND Bastille Day today – oh, and the week that Poppy Does Paris launches – I’m going to celebrate by making Kir Royales.

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Kir is a drink that I got into when I lived in Paris for a year when I was twenty. (You’re going to be hearing a lot about this year in Paris over the next week or two, so brace yourselves). I used to hear people ordering it and had no clue what it was, but it sounded awfully sophisticated – PLUS, it’s also very easy to say, so extra good if you’re not feeling very Francophone.

It just as easy to make. You make a Kir by pouring an inch of crème de cassis
into a wine glass, then topping up with white wine. And you make a Kir Royale by using champagne instead of wine. C’est tout. If you want to get extra-fancy the wine should be Chablis or similar dry wine, also it’s more of an aperitif that something to drink with food. But, you know, bof.

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So what are you waiting for? Get pouring! It’s the perfect, easy way to celebrate Bastille Day (the other being, n’oubliez pas, pre-ordering Poppy Does Paris in time for publication day this Thursday!

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