- a sweet liqueur made from wine or grape juice combined with brandy or other spirits and often flavored with almonds, fruit, or fruit kernels.
Origin of ratafia
Examples from the Web for ratafia
Historical Examples of ratafia
From their replies, the Emperor suspected that it was ratafia; but he would not have sworn to it.The Fte At Coqueville
The yolks of eight eggs, about eight drops of essence of ratafia.
It was cheap, clean, certain, and the taste of ratafia was far from unpleasant.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
Ratafia is similarly manufactured, also by preference from a gean.
Mix them with the flour and sugar and then very, very carefully add a few drops of ratafia.
- any liqueur made from fruit or from brandy with added fruit
- a flavouring essence made from almonds
- Also called: ratafia biscuit mainly British a small macaroon flavoured with almonds
Word Origin for ratafia
Word Origin and History for ratafia
liqueur flavored with kernels of cherries, apricots, etc., 1690s, from French ratafia (17c.), of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately from the same source as arrack.