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Food glossary

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Cassis

A rich and fruity sweet, blackcurrant liqueur from the Burgundy region of France. Cassis is a popular addition to a variety of cocktails but it is most famous for its part in Kir, an aperitif created in Burgundy which consists of a glass of dry white wine with one or two teaspoons of cassis. A Kir Royale, a refreshing summer drink, is created in the same way with sparkling white wine.

Uses: Cassis can be added to a range of sweet recipes – add a dash to fruit salad syrups, drizzle over vanilla ice cream, stir a teaspoon of cassis into whipped cream and use to top a pavlova or add to cooked blackcurrants to enhance their flavour.