So, you want to learn more about Cassis?
Creme de Cassis is a popular French liqueur that is made from blackcurrants. The blackcurrant liqueur is known for its deep, rich flavour that is both sweet and tart. The liqueur has a deep purple colour and a smooth texture that is perfect for adding to cocktails or using in dessert recipes.
The production of Creme de Cassis dates back to the 16th century, when blackcurrant cultivation became popular in France. The fruit was used to make a medicinal tonic, but soon it was discovered that the juice of the blackcurrant could be used to make a delicious liqueur. The first known production of Creme de Cassis was in the Burgundy region of France, and the liqueur quickly became a popular drink throughout the country.
Creme de Cassis is made by macerating blackcurrants in alcohol and then adding sugar. The mixture is then allowed to age for several months, which allows the flavours to fully develop. The result is a rich, sweet liqueur that is perfect for adding to cocktails, as a dessert topping, in salads, or even just enjoyed on its own.
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Classic Creme de Cassis Cocktails
Simply add a dash of Creme de Cassis to some white wine to make a deliciously sweetened cassis drink.
The Kir Royale
Similar to The Kir, this cocktail takes everything up one more level by using Champagne instead of white wine.
This cocktail is perfect for a springtime or summer cocktail. It is super refreshing and looks stunning! You can find the recipe for this cocktail on our How to make a Bramble Cocktail page.
Creme de Cassis is also a popular ingredient in dessert recipes. The liqueur is often used as a topping for ice cream or other desserts, or it can be used to make sauces or syrups for cakes and other baked goods. The deep, rich flavour of Creme de Cassis is perfect for adding to chocolate desserts or for making a fruit tart.
In conclusion, Creme de Cassis is a delicious and versatile liqueur that is perfect for adding to cocktails or using in dessert recipes. Its rich, sweet flavour and deep purple colour make it a favourite among mixologists and home bartenders alike. Whether you are enjoying a classic Kir cocktail or using it as a topping for ice cream, Creme de Cassis is a must-have in any home bar or kitchen.