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12 Crème De Cassis Cocktails to Try

Crème de cassis cocktails are a delightful and versatile option for anyone looking to add a touch of fruity sweetness to their drink repertoire. Made from blackcurrants, this luscious liqueur brings a rich, deep flavor that can elevate a wide range of cocktail creations. Whether you’re a budding mixologist or simply someone who appreciates a well-crafted libation, crème de cassis offers a playful and flavorful twist to your drinking experience.

El Diablo

Two El Diabo Cocktails garnished with lime wedges

The El Diablo cocktail presents a wickedly enticing fusion of tart, sweet, and spicy flavors. Ideal for those who crave complexity in their drinks, this concoction boasts rich tequila, crème de cassis, zesty ginger beer, and a tangy hint of lime. Give it a try for a refreshingly innovative spin on a classic tequila cocktail.


Kir Royale

kir royale cocktail

The dainty yet daring Kir Royale cocktail exudes elegance, boasting a luxurious blend of crème de cassis and champagne. Its flavors offer a perfect harmony of sweet blackcurrant and refreshing effervescence, then garnished with fresh raspberries. I adore the Kir Royale’s straightforward sophistication, making it my top choice for toasting special occasions. 


French Martini

Boozy Refreshing Pineapple French Martini with Vodka

The playfully bright French Martini combines vodka, pineapple juice, and crème de cassis, resulting in a smooth, mildly sweet sipping sensation. With its alluring flavors and silky texture, this cocktail has captured my heart and is a must-try for martini lovers. Simple to whip up as a single serving or easily scaled for larger gatherings, the French Martini is a versatile delight.


Bramble Cocktail

bramble cocktail with blackberries and gin

Brambles masterfully blends gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and crème de cassis to create a delightfully tart and fruity libation. I’m smitten with its uplifting flavor and visually appealing presentation, making it a top-ranking choice for sunny afternoons or spirited get-togethers. This simple yet impressive concoction is bound to win over your guests, too.


Sex on the Beach

sex on the beach cocktail with ingredients

A true cocktail classic for tropical getaways and girl’s nights out, Sex on the Beach is a vibrant mix of vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice, with crème de cassis adding a unique twist. It’s a fruity and familiar crowd-pleaser at parties, efficiently scaling from the highball glass to the punch bowl. 


Crème de Cassis Aviation Cocktail

Crème de Cassis Aviation Cocktail
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The Crème de Cassis Aviation melds gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and crème de cassis into a chic interplay of sweet, tangy, and floral tones that make it a personal favorite. This elegant cocktail is designed to dazzle at intimate soirees or milestone celebrations, but its low-effort recipe makes it a tasty option for unwinding from a long day. 


Cognac Cassis Cocktail

Cognac Cassis Cocktail
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Are you looking for something with a touch of luxury? I’m a fan of the Cognac Cassis cocktail, which unites the comforting warmth of cognac and the opulent sweetness of crème de cassis into one gratifyingly silky sippable. Ideal for cozy evenings or friendly catch-ups, this easy-to-prepare cocktail is a sumptuous treat.


Byrrh Cassis

Byrrh Cassis
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The Byrrh Cassis artfully fuses Byrrh, a French aromatized wine, with the indulgent sweetness of crème de cassis. I find the harmony of herbal, fruity, and subtly bitter notes in this refined aperitif particularly tempting, earning it the coveted title of my favorite drink for pre-dinner toasts. 


Blackcurrant & Lemon Cocktail

Blackcurrant & Lemon Cocktail
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This refreshing cocktail combines crème de cassis, lemon juice, and club soda for a dreamy spritzer-like refreshment on a sweltering day. I love how vibrant the blackcurrants taste, thanks to the fizz, so it’s one of my first picks when I need to cool off and kick back. 


Bourbon Renewal Cocktail

Bourbon Renewal Cocktail
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The cleverly named Bourbon Renewal concocts a mesmerizing blend of bourbon, lemon juice, and crème de cassis, striking a perfect balance between warmth and zest. Its complexity makes it irresistible for bourbon enthusiasts. Still, it goes down smoothly enough to win over folks like me, who typically struggle with the intense smokiness of that particular spirit. 


The Berry Thought of You

The Berry Thought of You
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The Berry Thought of You is an airy mix of vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and crème de cassis. I find the playful sweetness irresistible, and I’m a fan of how breezy it is to whip up a batch big enough for the whole neighborhood to enjoy at summer barbecues. 


Baltic Blush

Baltic Blush
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For fans of dessert cocktails, the Baltic Blush weaves vodka, citrus soda, and crème de cassis into a magical concoction of tart sweetness. Its lush, fruity notes and mesmerizing hue make it an irresistible choice for festive occasions. Effortless to create, this captivating cocktail steals the spotlight at any party.


A Bramble Cocktail, served in an old-fashioned glass, placed on a rustic wooden table. The cocktail features a deep purple color, indicative of the blackberry liqueur used, mixed with gin, lemon juice, and a touch of sugar syrup. A fresh blackberry and a slice of lemon are set on the rim as garnishes, adding to the visual appeal. The background should have a natural, outdoor setting, perhaps a garden or a terrace with greenery, creating a relaxed and refreshing atmosphere. The focus is on the vivid color and natural ingredients of the cocktail, highlighting its earthy and fruity character, typical of a classic Bramble.

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    Written by Paul Kushner

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