crème de cassis

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

Definition of crème de cassis

: a liqueur made from black currants

Examples of crème de cassis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pour black vodka, fig vodka, creme de cassis and vermouth into a cocktail shaker. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 Oct. 2021 The drink on Page 127 is a play on a Sazerac, made with an amaro, Bigillet China-China, plus rye whiskey, bitters and an aquavit rinse; 163 is a highball of amontillado sherry, Cynar, creme de cassis and tonic water. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 Aligoté is traditionally the wine blended with creme de cassis liqueur to make a kir cocktail. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 Called a Chimayo, this cocktail includes tequila, apple cider and creme de cassis best enjoyed cold with a squeeze of lemon, according to the list. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 4 Dec. 2019 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,, 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, 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,, 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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The first known use of crème de cassis was in 1851

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1 Nov 2021

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“Crème de cassis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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