crème de cassis

noun
crème de cas·sis | \ˌkrem-də-kə-ˈsēs \

Definition of crème de cassis 

: a liqueur made from black currants

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The Aronia Berry Liqueur, which also includes flavors such as raspberries, tart cherries and cinnamon, can give an Old Fashioned some added richness or act as a substitute for creme de cassis in an El Diablo. Kenney Marlatt, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago spirit-maker Apologue delivers Midwestern flavors to cocktails," 30 May 2018 The disk was topped with a coin of truffle and covered in a sauce enriched with blood, Armagnac brandy, creme de cassis and a bit of dark cocoa powder. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018 One of Renshaw’s cocktails was made with gin, Carpano Antica vermouth, palo cortado sherry, creme de cassis, honey and bitters. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago bartender wins Speed Rack competition, advances to nationals," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of crème de cassis

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de cassis

French, literally, cream of black currants

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