My riff on the classic Kir Royale. I don’t like to use bottled syrups and/or flavored liqueurs in cocktails. I much prefer to create the fruit flavors using…wait for it…fruit. Oh yeah, and I also don’t love blackberries, so wanted to switch it up.

“Q” Royale: Homemade cherry syrup, Prosecco (*or any decent sparkling wine), lemon twist

*you don’t need to use Krug in champagne cocktails, that would be a waste. but you also shouldn’t opt for the cheapest “**champaleyou can buy. make sure to choose a drinkable sparkling wine – one that you wouldn’t mind drinking on its own.

**who ever remembers drinking this, you should be ashamed lol