Faux Kir Royale

This mocktail is proof positive that alcohol-free drinks don't have to be a snooze.
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faux kir royale

Recipe by Charles Grayauskie

Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Servings: Makes 4 drinks


  • 2/3 cup frozen raspberries, thawed

  • 1 bottle (25.4 oz.) sparkling apple cider, chilled

  • Angostura bitters

  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish

  • 4 lemon twists, for garnish


1. In a blender, puree the thawed frozen berries with their juices; strain.

2. Divide the berry puree among 4 flutes. Top with cider and a few dashes of bitters. Garnish with fresh berries and lemon twists.