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 Aligoté is traditionally the wine blended with creme de cassis liqueur to make a kir cocktail. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Give your holidays some sparkle with these well-priced bubbles," 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, "This is Arizona's most popular drink, according to one website. Hint: It's not lemonade," 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,, "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,, "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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“Crème de cassis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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