grap·pa | \ˈgrä-pə \

Definition of grappa 

: a dry colorless brandy distilled from fermented grape pomace

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Desserts are simple: panna cotta, semifreddo and soft-serve gelato are among the options, but so is the sizeable list of amari and grappa. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "SheWolf is Michigan's only restaurant milling its own flour," 27 June 2018 Complete with crackling fires, a wrap-around patio to enjoy a post-dinner grappa and a buffet style breakfast where only the freshest of jams, croissants and hazelnut honey yogurts were on display, cabin living has never felt so chic. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...A Northern Italy Road Trip," 14 Nov. 2016 Next come the fried ox testicles, followed by the pours and pours of homemade grappa. Eliot Stein, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Pagan Exorcism in Sardinia," 29 Mar. 2018 The Tom Collins, for example, employs grappa along with gin as its base but gets a sweet and fruity twang from almond, lemon/lime curd and hibiscus molasses. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Night Heron flies into Montrose," 19 Feb. 2018 Aperol spritzes are the signature, but my interest was piqued by a few bottles of grappa arranged on a silver platter at the bar. Liza Weisstuch,, "In Venice, sampling a cocktail revolution," 31 Oct. 2017 Or fashion an Italian Caffè Corretto, which is a shot of espresso with a little something strong: grappa, brandy, sambuca, or Fernet. Ali Slagle, GQ, "The Best Ways to Secretly Drink Booze in Public," 28 Oct. 2017 End the meal with spumoni and ask your server for some house grappa. Bon Appetit, "Palizzi Social Club," 1 Aug. 2017 Panizza, who has remained aloof throughout the meal, delivers us slices of strosciata, a local, lightly sweet, dry, crumbly cake, and two bottles of grappa, and sits down with us. Tamar Adler, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Eat Your Way Through Genoa, Italy's Most Underrated City," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of grappa

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grappa

Italian, from Italian dialect, grape stalk, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krāpfo hook

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