liqueur

noun
li·​queur | \ li-ˈkər How to pronounce liqueur (audio) , -ˈku̇r, -ˈkyu̇r How to pronounce liqueur (audio) \

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

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His argument is that liqueurs don’t just have to be before or after dinner accessories but can be powerfully deployed in food-cocktail pairings. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Can Liqueurs Be the Next Big Thing in Food-Cocktail Pairings?," 14 Jan. 2019 Put the vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a large liquid measuring cup or other pitcher. Good Housekeeping, "Christmas Cosmos," 3 Dec. 2013 To prove his point, Sisti is using Disaronno, an Italian brand whose square-cut Murano bottle is for many the most well known, if not the gold standard, among amaretto liqueurs. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Can Liqueurs Be the Next Big Thing in Food-Cocktail Pairings?," 14 Jan. 2019 There’s a short, smart wine list, but most are here for the cocktails, such as El Scorcho, a mescal-rum number spiked with pineapple and lime, or the Banana Bread, which mingles Scotch with banana, sea salt, sherry, and walnut liqueur. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 The bar specializes in small-production, natural wines at moderate prices, and in vermouth, sherry, bracingly bitter herbal liqueurs and other aperitifs and digestifs. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plant-loving Strange Town on Milwaukee's east side has appeal beyond vegan," 16 Jan. 2018 Coupette —the East End bar, run by Savoy hotel alum Chris Moore, has dazzled drinkers with its focus on French liqueurs and eau de vie. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Is Officially the Best Bar in the World," 4 Oct. 2018 In a small saucepan, stir together the raspberry jam, raspberry liqueur, and 1 tablespoon water and cook over low heat until warm, stirring to dissolve. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 The cocktail menu is just as mouthwatering, with specialty drinks like a Caribbean old fashioned, a summer G&T that includes lavender syrup and elderflower liqueur, and a strawberry-rhubarb rickey, among other refreshing options. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of liqueur

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liqueur

French, from Old French licour liquid — more at liquor

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liqueur

noun

English Language Learners Definition of liqueur

: a sweet, strong alcoholic drink that is usually flavored with fruits or spices and drunk in small glasses after a meal

liqueur

noun
li·​queur | \ li-ˈkər How to pronounce liqueur (audio) , -ˈk(y)u̇(ə)r How to pronounce liqueur (audio) \

Medical Definition of liqueur

: a usually sweetened alcoholic beverage variously flavored (as with fruit or aromatics)

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