The Story Behind The Sparkling Raspberry Royale

This cocktail is a cross between a Breakfast Martini and a Kir Royale. I used jam, lemon juice, and gin as the fruity, floral base, à la the classic Breakfast Martini, and topped it off with some Champagne, as if it were a Kir Royale.

Everything comes together deliciously. The effervescence from the Champagne accentuates the fresh scent every time you take a sip. Good-quality raspberry jam makes a difference here, as it provides the strongest flavor in the drink. The lemon juice brings balance, complementing the jam’s sweetness with a fresh citrus taste. And a potent Old Tom gin adds a little floral hit.


  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 bar spoons raspberry jam
  • Champagne to top


  1. Combine jam, lemon juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and emulsify.
  3. Finely strain into a cocktail glass of your choice
  4. Top with Champagne
  5. Enjoy!

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Updated: 2018-05-15

The Sparkling Raspberry Royale