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How to make Kir Normand


Kir Normand is a derivation of the classic French aperitif called a Kir which is traditionally composed of white wine and fruit liqueur. The Kir Normande is popular in Normandy, famous for its apple orchards and this liqueur really is all about the apple. Made from cider  and mixed with Calvados, an apple brandy and Pommeau which is basically apple brandy mixed with apple juice.

This is a strong drink, the Calvados, an apple brandy, gives it a real kick. It’s especially enjoyed at Christmas and New Year in Normandy and it won’t have you in the kitchen taking hours to produce, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3.

Ingredients (for 1 person):

2 cl,  about 4 teaspoons/20ml,  crème de cassis, blackcurrant liqueur (or any other red fruit, depending on your taste)

2 cl, about 4 teaspoons/20ml, Calvados

15 cl (150ml) of Normandy cider

Preparation of the recipe:

Pour all the ingredients in a glass – preferably a Champagne flute style  glass

Stir a little.

Hang an apple twist over the side to make it look as good as it tastes.

Serve very chilled. And sitting down (it is a drink that requires concentration).


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