Canon Félix Kir, a Résistance hero and, later, mayor of Dijon, gave his name to this simple wine cocktail, traditionally made with the rustic Burgundian white wine called aligoté. To make a kir royale, substitute champagne for the wine.
6 oz. chilled dry white wine (preferably aligoté,
bourgogne blanc, or pouilly-fuissé)
2 tbsp. crème de cassis
1. Pour wine into a wine glass and add crème de cassis, ensuring the mixture attains a dark rosé hue.