hard liquor

Distilled alcoholic beverages, such as gin or whiskey. For example, We're serving wine and beer but no hard liquor. The hard here refers to their high alcoholic content, which is also true for hard cider, although the latter is not distilled but has simply fermented.

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How to use hard liquor in a sentence

  • Let hard liquor crouch and tremble in its rathskeller below the sidewalk!

    Chimney-Pot Papers | Charles S. Brooks
  • hard liquor has no place on the refreshment list of a class whose life is dependent on a clear brain and a sure hand and foot.

    David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney