Lemon kir prepared with Delices and Gourmandises wines
Kir cocktail with lemon is a white wine-based cocktail, ideal for warm days and cool summer nights and lively celebrations. It is best drunk very fresh or over ice. Several nice dry white wines ideal for the preparation of lemon kir are available in Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog.
Kir lemon explained by Delices and Gourmandises
Kir lemon is a lemon flavored cocktail that would have its origins in Italy. It is ideally prepared with a dry white wine, but can also taste great with sparkling wine or champagne. The Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach, the Château Cazeau-Entre-Deux-Mers or the Chardonnay Réserve Saint-Martin from Delices and Gourmandises would just be perfect.
The second main ingredient is limoncello. This is a lemon liqueur originating in Sorrento and Capri regions in Italy. Limoncello exist in various versions in other regions such as Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria, and on Ischia and Liguria islands. It is made of lemon zest macerated in alcohol and that are then added to water and sugar to sweeten. The drink gets a nice sunny yellow color.
How to prepare a lemon kir with Delices and Gourmandises wine?
Kir lemon is best when prepared just before serving. Use a wine glass to prepare and serve.
Pour 4 cl of limoncello in the glass and fill it three-quarters full with dry white wine or chilled champagne from those proposed by Delices and Gourmandises. Add one or two ice cubes and garnish with a lemon slice and a mint leaf.
This drink is ideally as an aperitif, but also tastes great at any moment during warm summer days, for a picnic or an outdoor lunch.