claret cup

  1. 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

Words Nearby claret cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use claret cup in a sentence

  • He was given claret cup and feathery sandwiches and asked questions and given information.

    Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Claret-cup flowed and Champagne sparkled, powerless to raise him to the audacity of an avowal.

    Guy Livingstone; | George A. Lawrence
  • They are often used similarly in lemonade, negus, claret-cup and fruit juice drinks.

  • This time is usually spent in the tent sketching, dozing, and reading, with occasional "goes" of claret cup.

  • Here was tea, with milk or with lemon-baths of it and claret-cup for the hardier spirits throughout the evening.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete | William Dean Howells

British Dictionary definitions for claret cup

claret cup

  1. an iced drink made of claret, brandy, lemon, sugar, and sometimes sherry, Curaçao, etc

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