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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Avoid cream liqueurs and take tea and coffee black or with skimmed milk.
▪ Coffee and liqueurs are taken in the library.
▪ Drizzle with the coffee liqueur and then the lime juice, turning to coat.
▪ Even dessert was dispensable, although a choice of liqueurs was on the sideboard.
▪ Excellent lunch with fine wines and liqueurs.
▪ Uncover and pour off the liquid and whisk in a pint of cream and a bottle of liqueur whiskey.
▪ Variations: omit brandy and use your choice of liqueur.
▪ We chose a good day to go as it was their pre-Christmas trip and we were served cake and liqueur!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Liqueur \Li`queur"\ (l[-e]`k[~e]r"), n. [F. See Liquor.] An aromatic alcoholic cordial.

Note: Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers, in either water or alcohol, and adding sugar, etc. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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.


n. A flavored alcoholic beverage that is usually very sweet and contains a high percentage of alcohol. cordials are a type of liqueur manufactured using the infusion process as opposed to the essence and distillation processes.


n. strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal [syn: cordial]


A liqueur ( or ) is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener (such as high-fructose corn syrup). Liqueurs are typically quite sweet; they are usually not aged for long after the ingredients are mixed, but may have resting periods during their production to allow flavors to marry.

In the United States and Canada, where spirits are often called "liquor" (pronounced , with stress on the first rather than the second syllable), there is often confusion over liqueurs and liquors, especially as many spirits today are available in flavored form (e.g. flavored vodka). The most reliable rule of thumb is that liqueurs are quite sweet and often syrupy in consistency, while liquors are not. Most liqueurs have a lower alcohol content (15–30% ABV) than spirits, but some contain as much as 55% ABV.

In parts of the United States, liqueurs may also be called cordials or schnapps, while in large parts of the British Commonwealth, cordial means a concentrated non-alcoholic fruit syrup that is diluted to taste and consumed as a non-carbonated soft drink, and in Germany and Scandinavia, schnapps means a form of brandy or aquavit.

Usage examples of "liqueur".

His amorous eloquence grew in strength as he irrigated his throat with champagne, Greek wine, and eastern liqueurs.

He poured out generous measures of the clear Cointreau and the dark green mint liqueur.

Attracted to the fields being generated by the individual pastries, independent drifting globules of the customized liqueur that Walker had lovingly hand-tailored to his own specifications proceeded to englobe each and every puff.

There were ginger chocolates, marron glacé chocolates, liqueur chocolates, and chocolates which stuck your teeth together.

The duchess took the greatest care of my comforts, and at the end of the repast gave me with her own hands a glass of liqueur, which I took for Tokay and praised accordingly, but it turned out to be only old English ale.

I advised my guests to take Maraschino with it, and those ladies who appreciated the liqueur drank it as if it had been water.

This dance had excited both of us, so, after taking her to the buffet and giving her the best wines and liqueurs procurable, I asked her if she were content with me.

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I have been offered glasses of brandy and liqueur, fried fish, matelotes, to make me tell.

Absinthe, a liqueur concocted from Wormwood, is used largely in France, and the medical verdict pronounced there about its effects shows that it exercises through the pneumogastric nerve a painful sensation, which has been taken for that of extreme hunger.

And afterward would come a creamy Coulommier cheese, some green almonds, a mug of eyeball-extruding black coffee and perhaps a prunelle liqueur.

Tarpaulin, who had just commenced pouring out for himself a skull of liqueur, she lifted him high up into the air, and dropped him without ceremony into the huge open puncheon of his beloved ale.

Carmen had left the table, and the room was richening with the comfortable aromas of coffee and liqueur, brandy and cigars, Sardon was still riding his hobbyhorse.

Bernard took out a pack of matches, lit one, held it over the Sambuca, and a small blue flame formed on top of the liqueur, where the coffee beans floated.

At first the pretty French girls in silk aprons and coquettish caps tried to execute the orders, but soon their trays were seized by enthusiastic young men and the waitresses took refuge behind the marble table beside the Madame and helped to hand out the tempting cakes and bonbons and sorbets and sirops and liqueurs.