cas·​sis | \ kə-ˈsēs How to pronounce cassis (audio) \

Definition of cassis

: a syrupy liquor of low alcoholic strength made from black currants and used chiefly as a flavoring and sweetening agent

Examples of cassis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the Mother Theresa, which is a combination of mezcal, beet, raspberry, cassis, Campari, lime, and rose water. Globe Staff,, 11 June 2022 With notes of fresh blackberry and cassis, as well as an overlay of lavender and sage, this wine is persistent and powerful…perhaps like your mom. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Full throttle on the entry with lush cassis flavors and savory spice with complex notes of tar and smoldering earth with fine tannins and a pretty floral finish that was all finesse at the end. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 14 May 2022 The Fantasma—with Ghost tequila, cassis, lime and ginger beer—is fruity and refreshing. Emma Balter, Chron, 14 Apr. 2022 The 2019 Moon Mountain District Cabernet, from their vineyard on the Sonoma side of the mountain, where the berries are small and the skins are thick, is structured but elegant, with classic cassis joined by fresh herbs, graphite, and forest notes. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 Delicious cassis flavor to this wine that has lots of juiciness with blackberry preserves and baking spice with sweet tobacco leaf and crushed rocks all wrapped up in lush tannins and a superb length of flavor. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Living up to the wine’s name, the nose opens with classic cassis layered with hints of espresso, spice and graphite. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 This blend is Malbec-focused and shows a layered, complex palate of blue-black fruits, cassis, chocolate and spice. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cassis

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cassis

French, literally, black currants, perhaps from Latin cassia

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24 Jun 2022

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“Cassis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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