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absinthe Tweet Definition of absinthe Like Definition of absinthe on Facebook
noun
  1. Variant spelling of absinth
  2. A distilled anise flavored liquor made from anise, grande wormwood and other herbs.
alcohol Tweet Definition of alcohol Like Definition of alcohol on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) An intoxicating beverage made by the fermentation of sugar or sugar-containing material.
  2. (context, organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group(-OH).
Alexander Tweet Definition of Alexander Like Definition of Alexander on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ), most famously held by Wikipedia:Alexander the Great, Alexander the Great.
amaretto Tweet Definition of amaretto Like Definition of amaretto on Facebook
noun
  1. A liqueur originating from Italy, flavored with almonds or the pits from apricots, peaches, cherry, cherries, or other stone-fruits.
amontillado Tweet Definition of amontillado Like Definition of amontillado on Facebook
noun
  1. a type of Spanish wine; a pale, dry sherry
anisette Tweet Definition of anisette Like Definition of anisette on Facebook
noun
  1. A French alcoholic liqueur flavored with anise
apple brandy Tweet Definition of apple brandy Like Definition of apple brandy on Facebook
noun
  1. a type of brandy made from apples
applejack Tweet Definition of applejack Like Definition of applejack on Facebook
noun
  1. Apple brandy, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from applejuice. The domestic equivalent of Calvados.
aquavit Tweet Definition of aquavit Like Definition of aquavit on Facebook
noun
  1. A Scandinavian liquor that is 40% alcohol and distilled from potato or grain mash. Also called akvavit.
  2. A Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian drink that is a precursor or variant of vodka. Also called okovita.
aqua vitae Tweet Definition of aqua vitae Like Definition of aqua vitae on Facebook
noun
  1. (alchemy) An aqueous solution of alcohol typically prepared by distilling wine.
  2. (context, chemistry, archaic) A concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol.
  3. (context, beverages) French brandy / cognac.
ardent spirits Tweet Definition of ardent spirits Like Definition of ardent spirits on Facebook
noun
  1. A strong distilled alcoholic liquor or whiskey
    "Even then I realized the possibilities of my suburb, that hotbed of revolution in which heroes, inventors, and practical men of science, rogues and scoundrels, virtues and vices, were all packed together by poverty, stifled by necessity, drowned in drink, and consumed by ardent spirits."
aroma Tweet Definition of aroma Like Definition of aroma on Facebook
noun
  1. A pleasant spicy or fragrant smell.
I love the of cinnamon.
arrack Tweet Definition of arrack Like Definition of arrack on Facebook
noun
  1. A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine.

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