: a dry colorless brandy distilled from the fermented juice of the black morello cherry

Examples of kirsch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple or plum brandy, or even a kirsch (cherry brandy) provides complexity. Kara Newman, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2020 Each layer was filled twice with apricot marmalade and a kirsch flavored Bavarian cream. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 Apr. 2018 His 2015 Cabernet is round and more open-structured than some of his clients’ interpretations of the vineyard, tasting of kirsch and briar patch with gamey, savory tones. Bryce Wiatrak, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2018 Topping ½ cup kirsch 3 T confectioners' sugar 3 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted ¾ cup heavy cream 1 3-oz. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, 19 Apr. 2016 Stir in the kirsch and season with salt and 4 grinds of pepper (or to taste), and add the nutmeg. Daniel Silverman, Town & Country, 4 Dec. 2012 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Serves: 8 ½ pound or 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and halved 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, kirsch or brandy ¼ cup... Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, 19 July 2017 Meanwhile, combine the vanilla extract, kirsch and strawberries in a separate, large mixing bowl, letting the berries macerate for a few minutes. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 6 June 2017

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Word History


German, short for Kirschwasser, from Kirsche cherry + Wasser water

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kirsch was in 1869

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“Kirsch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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