café au kirsch

noun

ca·​fé au kirsch
¦kaˌfā(ˌ)ōˈki(ə)rsh
plural cafés au kirsch
¦kaˌfā(ˌ)zō-
: a drink consisting of black coffee, kirschwasser, white of egg, and sugar shaken with cracked ice and strained before serving

Word History

Etymology

French, coffee with kirschwasser

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of café au kirsch was in 1894

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“Café au kirsch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caf%C3%A9%20au%20kirsch. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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