15ml. creme de cassis
Champagne to top up
Add creme de cassis to a champagne flute and top with champagne. Stir gentli and serve
The German soldiers who ransacked a French village's supply of wine didn't know what they were starting. The villagers weren't going to give up their precious wine that easily! A rescue party led by Canon Felix Kir, the local priest, brought about the derailment of the train carrying the soldiers and the wine, thus allowing the villagers to take back what was rightfully theirs.
For this deed of heroism, it's said that the villagers created and named the Kir in the priest's honour.