Definition of firewater
: strong alcoholic liquor
Examples of firewater in a Sentence
the bartender recommended a drink made with the local firewater, a potent gin
Recent Examples of firewater from the Web
Some say it was created for Sir Frances Drake while the more likely story is that slaves in the Cuban sugar cane fields crafted the drink from a homemade rum called aguadiente (literal translation: firewater), mint and limes.
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