Definition of liqueur
: a usually sweetened alcoholic liquor (such as brandy) flavored with fruit, spices, nuts, herbs, or seeds
Examples of liqueur in a Sentence
a bottle of orange liqueur
Recent Examples of liqueur from the Web
The drinks menu, too, draws on Israeli produce: An artichoke julep, for example, is made with sharp Cynar liqueur and pink grapefruit juice.
Mezcal serves as the base spirit, joined by Punt e Mes vermouth, Luxardo bitters and Kummel liqueur.
Some form of citrus is usually added to play on the zesty note from the Campari liqueur, but this Pioneer Square bar tweaked it with cantaloupe cordial and garnished the drink with melon balls.
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Origin and Etymology of liqueur
French, from Old French licour liquid — more at liquor
First Known Use: 1729
LIQUEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of liqueur for English Language Learners
: a sweet, strong alcoholic drink that is usually flavored with fruits or spices and drunk in small glasses after a meal
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