Kir Royale cocktail
"Kir Royale? Oh yes. Lovely aperitif. Friendly at holiday gatherings. Nice with a cheese plate. Shouldn't be a problem to gelatinize.," we said, with a tone excuding confidence and verve. "Champagne base, plus creme de cassis . . . so simple!"
However, the first batch. . . . runny.
The next . . . cement-y.
Several additional attempts . . . equally unfortunate for a variety of un-palatable reasons.
The batch we wanted to take to the New Year's eve party . . . . . . huzzah! perfect on top, but WAIT - grainy on the bottom. [sigh]
Finally, last week, a breakthrough in Kir Royale technology. We feel like Mesdames Curie! Except without all the radiation of course.