Origin of liqueur
Examples from the Web for liqueur
I also wanted to incorporate Licor 43, which is a Spanish liqueur that has an airy sweetness reminiscent of cotton candy.
Thither we retired for coffee and cigars and a liqueur, of the last of which my friend refused to partake.Alone|Norman Douglas
Before speaking he poured himself out a liqueur glass of neat brandy which he swallowed at a single gulp.The Golden Face|William Le Queux
Kmmel: This liqueur is very good served with shaved ice in small green claret-cups.The Art of Entertaining|M. E. W. Sherwood
Dennis Burnham swallowed his liqueur in one savage gulp, pushed back his chair, and rose from the table.The Mystery of the Green Ray|William Le Queux
The servant appeared, carrying a long bottle ornamented with a paper vine-leaf, and he filled two liqueur glasses.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
British Dictionary definitions for liqueur
- any of several highly flavoured sweetened spirits such as kirsch or cointreau, intended to be drunk after a meal
- (as modifier)liqueur glass
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.