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claret cup

an iced beverage made of claret and carbonated water with lemon juice, brandy or other spirits, fruits, and sugar.
Origin of claret cup
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The lunch was real elegant, too, with the oysters and the claret cup.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • I suppose there are almost as many recipes for claret cup as for a cold in the head.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • "The claret cup's all right for Theodore, Mrs. Pope," said Magnet.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • As for myself, I could have done with an iced soda or a claret cup.

    Across China on Foot Edwin Dingle
  • It is passed at the close of the dinner and may be wine, cider, claret cup or fruit punch.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
  • Those who have never tried can have no idea of the zest which a small proportion of moselle lends to a claret cup.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • A discreet waiter brought ices and small glasses of claret cup.

  • There it is, filled with claret cup, the most refreshing drink for a warm afternoon.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • At many gatherings a special table is supplied for the gentlemen, where soda-water, claret cup, and sometimes wines are served.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • We went to the library, and, by way of refreshment after our long walk in the sun, I told Effingham to make us some claret cup.

    In Jeopardy Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for claret cup

claret cup

an iced drink made of claret, brandy, lemon, sugar, and sometimes sherry, Curaçao, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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