March 1, 2024

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French Holiday Cocktails from Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

French Holiday Cocktails from Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

Here are two French inspired holiday cocktails made with cassis. Blackcurrant (cassis in French) is a berry that has only been grown in France since the 16th century. This French liqueur has been produced for over 150 years, and it’s the star behind these sparkling holiday cocktails courtesy of Le Relais Bernard Loiseau.

The five-star Le Relais Bernard Loiseau and its two Michelin-starred restaurants have attracted gourmands since the late chef bought this treasured hotel in 1982. Located in Burgundy’s heart, the Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is befittingly a hallmark destination.

They have graciously offered to serve up two delicious holiday drinks for Honest Cooking’s readers.

The Téméraire is a French inspired holiday cocktail made with cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrant that has only been grown in France since the 16th century.

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The classic Kir is a popular French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis topped up with wine.

French Holiday Cocktail

Téméraire cocktail

A French inspired holiday cocktail made with cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrant that has only been grown in France since the 16th century. 

Course Cocktail

Cuisine French

  • 3 1/3 oz champagne or crémant de Bourgogne
  • 1 ½ tbsp blackcurrant liqueur (cassis)

Keyword cassis, christmas, christmas cocktail, holiday cocktail

French Holiday Cocktail

Kir cocktail

Kir, the popular French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis topped up with wine.

Course Cocktail, holiday cocktail

Cuisine French

  • 3 1/3 oz white burgundy wine
  • 1 ½ tbsp blackcurrant liqueur (cassis)

Keyword christmas, christmas cocktail, holiday cocktail

Alyssa Holder

I enjoy listening to the stories of the people who devote their time to fill our stomachs with scrumptious food. And of course, experiencing and sharing my thoughts on the cuisines that span across the world.