claret cup


noun
  1. an iced beverage made of claret and carbonated water with lemon juice, brandy or other spirits, fruits, and sugar.

Origin of claret cup

1
First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby claret cup

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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

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

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