You don’t need to be lodged in the Lutetia to take a drink or cocktails in its famous bar….
One of the quintessential French cocktails is the kir…Very simple to prepare, even at home…
Recipe for kir.
82% dry white wine (in France, typically an Chardonnay, Sancerre, Bourgogne Aligoté)
18% crème de cassis (blackcurrant cream liqueur)
Pour “la crème de cassis” directly in the glass. Then pour the wine.
Curiosity: This was Hercule Poirot’s favourite drink (in the novels by Agatha Christie)
To make a “Kir Royal”, we stick to the same proportions but we will use champagne, instead or white wine.
Of course, it is not good to drink without eating something as appetizer, so as French as the kir, the tapenade…..
Tapenade is a kind of purée, made with black olives and capers, finely chopped or blended. It is a typically Provençal dish, generally eaten as an appetizer, spread on bread or a cracker. It can also be used with fish or chicken.
Recipe for Tapenade
black pitted olives, 100 gr.
garlic, 1 clove, crushed.
capers, rinsed and drained, 1 tablespoon.
olive oil, 3 tablespoons.
anchovy, 1 or 2.
Freshly ground pepper.
A dash of lemon juice.
Put the olives, garlic, capers and the anchovies in a food processor. Process until smooth. Add the oil, little by little, and continue to process until a creamy paste is formed. Finally, add the lemon, pepper to taste.
Refrigerate and use within two weeks.