Cardinal Cocktail Recipe

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Cardinal Cocktail Recipe

Cardinal cocktail is simply a Kir cocktail with red wine instead of white. It is an easy and effective way to dress up an unwanted bottle of red wine that you don’t want to waste. It is also one of the easiest wine cocktails to prepare because there is no special equipment required. In addition to its flavor, “crème de cassis” adds a lovely sweetness to both reds and whites that may be a bit too dry for your taste. It also adds a lovely black currant flavor that results in a great pairing with a variety of wines.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Cardinal Cocktail Recipe is 3 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Cardinal Cocktail Recipe is 199 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Cardinal Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Shaker


  • Martini glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 ounce crème de cassis liqueur
  • 5 ounces red wine

Steps to Make It

  • Mix together the ingredients
  • Pour crème de cassis into an ice-filled red wine glass.
  • Top with red wine.
  • Squeeze lemon over the top and serve.

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