Kir Breton

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The Kir Breton is a delightful French cocktail, that brings the rich heritage of Breton cider with the bold allure of crème de cassis. This refreshing drink, a twist on the classic Kir cocktail, replaces white wine with the effervescent charm of apple cider, creating a blend that captures the essence of Brittany in northern France.

At the heart of the Kir Breton lies Breton cider, a distinct variety crafted in the picturesque region of Brittany in northern France. What sets Breton cider apart is not only its geographical origin but also the meticulous selection of unsweetened apples native to the area. These apples, thriving in the unique terroir of Brittany, contribute to the cider’s complex flavor profile, characterized by a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

The art of cider-making in Brittany is deeply rooted in tradition, passed down through generations. Local orchards, laden with the crisp apples of the region, supply the raw materials for this cider. The fermentation process transforms the apples into golden nectar, which gives the drink a fruity and floral note.

The Kir Breton, a brilliant variation of the classic Kir cocktail, seamlessly replaces the traditional white wine with the effervescence of Breton cider. This metamorphosis adds layers of complexity to the drink, enhancing its character with the fruity undertones and crispness inherent in the cider. The IBA-specified ratio of 9:1 in the classic Kir, adhered to in this recipe, ensures a perfect combination between the base cider and the crowning jewel, crème de cassis.

The interplay between the sweet, dark richness of crème de cassis and the lively effervescence of Breton cider creates a sensory experience that is both sophisticated and approachable. The Kir Breton is a testament to the art of French balance, where the boldness of blackcurrant meets the subtlety of the apple, each sips a celebration of complementary contrasts.

Kir Breton Recipe

  1. 180 ml Breton Cider, or other apple cider

  2. 20 ml creme de cassis

kir breton recipe

How to Make Kir Breton

  1. Pour the creme de cassis into the bottom of a wine glass.

  2. Add Breton cider on top.

  3. Serve and enjoy.