from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drink consisting of dry white wine or champagne flavored with cassis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis topped up with white wine.
After Canon Félix Kir (1876-1968), mayor of Dijon, France.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French kir, named after Félix Kir, mayor of Dijon. (Wiktionary)