- a fragrant, colorless, unaged brandy distilled from a fermented mash of cherries, produced especially in Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace, France.
Origin of kirsch
Examples from the Web for kirschwasser
The valley of Montafon is further celebrated for its production of kirschwasser.The Valleys of Tirol
R. H. Busk
Same as au kirsch, only use maraschino instead of kirschwasser.
Add half a gill of kirschwasser, and pour at once into jelly glasses.
Hast ever a drop of kirschwasser, brother Michael, in thy convent?The Headsman
James Fenimore Cooper
Taste that, master; take a small glass of kirschwasser, and then lie down.The Man-Wolf and Other Tales
Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
- a brandy distilled from cherries, made chiefly in the Black Forest in Germany and in the Jura and Vosges districts of France
Word Origin and History for kirschwasser
"liquor distilled from fermented cherry juice," 1819, from German Kirschwasser, literally "cherry-water;" first element from Middle High German kirse, from Old High German kirsa, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia, from Late Latin cerasium "cherry" (see cherry). For second element, see water (n.1).