- an apéritif of white wine or sometimes champagne (Kir Royale) flavored with cassis.
Origin of Kir
Examples from the Web for kir
Historical Examples of kir
Kir reached for his belt, then dropped his hand again as he found nothing there.
Lanko herded Kir in front of him, and entered his own flier.
And Sira Nal was forced to admit that such a move might be allowed by Kir.
Kir Kaian lies to the west of Fardan, on the road to Tubaran.The Gates of India
The word Cyrnos itself has been derived from the Phœnician, Kir—horn, promontory.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
- a drink made from dry white wine and cassis
Word Origin for kir
Word Origin and History for kir
"white wine and crème de cassis," 1966 (popular in U.S. 1980s), from Canon Felix Kir (1876-1968), mayor of Dijon, who is said to have invented the recipe.