liqueur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liqueur strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Liqueur An aromatic alcoholic cordial.☞ Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers, in either water or alcohol, and adding sugar, etc. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liqueur An alcoholic drink, usually sweet and of high flavor and perfume; a cordial.
    • n liqueur Especially— A strong and sweet wine like those grown in some southern places, such as Lunel, Alicant, and Cyprus, which are also called liqueur wines.
    • n liqueur A spirituous compound based upon brandy or pure alcohol, and wholly artificial in its composition. These liqueurs are in a certain sense the successors of those of the middle ages, which were supposed to be universal remedies. Their modern use is almost exclusively the gratification of the palate. See curaçao, Benedictine, chartreuse, maraschino, eau-de-vie de Dantzig (under eau-de-vie), anisette, and cordial.
    • n liqueur A mixture prepared for the purpose of dosing champagne, the effervescence and sweetness of the wine depending much upou, its composition. It consists either of wine or of fine brandy, or of a mixture of the two, with pure rockcandy dissolved in it.
    • n liqueur Same as liqueur-glass.
    • liqueur To flavor or treat (wine) with a liqueur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Liqueur li-kėr′ the name given to the many alcoholic preparations which are flavoured or perfumed and sweetened to be more agreeable to the taste—chartreuse, cherry brandy, curaçao, benedictine, kümmel, maraschino, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Liquor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Commercial liqueurs can take the place of the homemade ones here set forth.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
It is in vain to attempt to imitate the best foreign liqueurs, unless we can obtain the pure vinous spirit with which they are made.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Mine's this liqueur brandy, neat.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
The only difference being that it was liqueur brandy this time instead of whisky.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
When turned out, a little liqueur or any kind of syrup can be poured round the cream.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Along the shelves stretched an array of bottles with liqueurs of every color.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Cigars and liqueurs were on a table between them, and the air was blue with smoke.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
Gaudy garments and liqueurs.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The Thread, viz., 230 and 235 is the degree which is used for making liqueurs.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Recit de la grande experience de Vequilibre de liqueurs, Paris, 1648.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
I fancy, perhaps, the Court Club's liqueurs were even more agreeably potent than its wines.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
By distillation of the fermented pulp the liqueur is obtained in a pure, colourless condition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
She had ordered cigarettes and a liqueur for herself.
"The Immortal Moment" by May Sinclair
He drank his liqueur.
"Command" by William McFee
A word may be added as to the famous liqueur, known as Chartreuse, made by the monks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The butler was clearing away the tray of liqueurs and whiskey.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Gaily dressed women smoked cigarettes and drank tiny liqueurs as they joked with bored-looking men in evening attire.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
Rosoglio, maraschino, and other liqueurs are made in Dalmatia and Moravia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
I never drank much chartreuse; I take liqueur very rarely.
"Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
If we adopt the rendering of some, even liqueurs were known and used.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
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In poetry:

'Tis you dispense the favourite meat
To nature's filmy people;
Know what conserves they choose to eat,
And what liqueurs, to tipple.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone

In news:

RumChata Cream Liqueur has expanded its bottle size selection to now include 1.75ml, 1 liter, 750ml, 375ml and 50ml (minis).
On the old state liquor store shelves, may they rest in peace, it sat in the liqueur section.
A Wild Liqueur to Make at Home.
With a flood of new orange liqueurs on the market, picking a reasonable number for the tasting was no easy task.
Orange liqueurs deserve recognition for what they are: an essential ingredient in some of the world's greatest cocktails.
Ty Ku is the new fashionable model liqueur , so to say, that is all the rage in NY and LA.
Fergie recently served it at a barbeque and models like Gisele Bündchen and Petra Nemcova enjoy the sexy and healthy (ish) premium liqueur as well.
When I spice up a jam it usually includes some interesting addition or flavoring and some sort of liqueur or liquor .
Complex Jamaican liqueur 's American revival captures imaginations of connoisseurs.
Is trendy at the moment, and even the liqueur 's slender 750-ml bottle, adorned with etched tea leaves and Japanese lettering, looks chicly elegant.
Mariposa Agave Nectar is a new liqueur from Heaven Hill Distilleries.
Cocktail of Dos Equis with elderflower liqueur.
Mariposa Agave Nectar is a new liqueur from Heaven Hill Distilleries.
Midori Melon Liqueur 1 c. Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco 1 c.
Bourbon is a perfect match for Thatcher's apple spice liqueur in this deliciously sweet and spicy cocktail.
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