strong drink


Definition of strong drink

: intoxicating liquor

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Examples of strong drink in a Sentence

he's been known to partake of strong drink now and then

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There’s a slow-cooked meal being made just about every night here, like gumbo or chili, alongside a slow-going process of the sipping of strong drinks, the telling of old stories, the entrance of strangers, the arrival of friends. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Tavern always on the rocks serves nostalgia with a twist," 18 June 2018 Women are welcome now, of course, but this place specializes in strong drink and plenty of it. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s legacy restaurants hang on amid changing tastes," 12 May 2018 Closed for renovations after a fire in September 2016, Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive made its return to the Houston bar world in mid-March, coming back double in size with even stronger drinks to boot. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The Texican: Voodoo Queen returns to the throne on the East End," 26 Apr. 2018 The pop-up will sit right in the middle of the food hall and resemble VH’s renowned decor, from the tall booths to candlelight, so don something dapper and get ready for a strong drink. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 31 May 2018 Birdsong as an overall concept spiraled from Bleidorn’s desire to build a bar tucked away in San Francisco where people could drink strong drinks and eat simple dishes. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Inside Birdsong, opening today on Mission Street," 1 May 2018 The Drinks Should Be Flowing A strong drink setup is essential to any Memorial Day party, because what is a summer BBQ without a full cocktail list?! Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "How to Throw a Perfectly Patriotic Memorial Day Party," 30 Apr. 2018 Crisp, affordable sparkling wine (think Prosecco) is the vacation pour of choice— keep the bottles poppin’. Bittersweet aperitifs like Campari and Aperol are the backbone of the spritz— and useful for stronger drinks too. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "How to Drink and Snack Like an Italian on Vacation," 25 Apr. 2018 Named after the Breakers' founder Henry Morrison Flagler, HMF is a throwback to the glory days of the Floridian leisure set: low-lighting, live music, and strong drinks. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "Wellington, Florida Travel Guide: How to Enjoy the Winter Equestrian Festival—and More!," 13 Mar. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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