- any of a class of alcoholic liquors, usually strong, sweet, and highly flavored, as Chartreuse or curaçao, generally served after dinner; cordial.
Origin of liqueur
Examples from the Web for liqueur
Contemporary Examples of liqueur
I also wanted to incorporate Licor 43, which is a Spanish liqueur that has an airy sweetness reminiscent of cotton candy.Film-Inspired Cocktails: Water for Elephants
April 22, 2011
Historical Examples of liqueur
It was excellent; and when I had done she handed me the liqueur, which I also drank.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
"I should like a liqueur," she remarked, with apparent irrelevance.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
For two months past he had given the Mehudins a bottle of some liqueur every Sunday.The Fat and the Thin
When the liqueur brandy went round, Klaus greeted it with enthusiasm.The Great Hunger
If you please, my Lady, they're for thim as don't take any Liqueur!
- any of several highly flavoured sweetened spirits such as kirsch or cointreau, intended to be drunk after a meal
- (as modifier)liqueur glass
- a small hollow chocolate sweet containing liqueur
Word Origin for liqueur
Word Origin and History for liqueur
"sweetened, flavored alcoholic liquor," 1729, from French liqueur "liquor, liquid," from Old French licor "liquid." See liquor, which is the same word but borrowed earlier.