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Liqueur vs. Cordial

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Liqueurnoun

A flavoured 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.

Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

Liqueurverb

to flavor or treat (wine) with a liqueur

Cordialadjective

Radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

Liqueurverb

to top up bottles of sparkling wine with a sugar solution

‘Every champagne has to be liqueured after its disgorgement, to replace the inevitable loss.’;

Cordialadjective

(rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

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Liqueurnoun

An aromatic alcoholic cordial.

Cordialadjective

(obsolete) Proceeding from the heart.

Liqueurnoun

strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

Cordialnoun

A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.

Liqueurnoun

a strong, sweet alcoholic spirit, usually drunk after a meal

‘an Italian almond-flavoured liqueur’; ‘fruit cocktail laced with liqueur’;

Cordialnoun

An individual serving of such a diluted drink.

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Liqueurnoun

a chocolate with a liqueur filling

‘a box of liqueurs’;

Cordialnoun

A pleasant-tasting medicine.

Liqueur

A liqueur (US: ; UK: ; French: [likœʁ]) is an alcoholic drink composed of distilled spirits and additional flavorings such as sugar, fruits, herbs, and spices. Often served with or after dessert, they are typically heavily sweetened and un-aged beyond a resting period during production, when necessary, for their flavors to mingle.

Cordialnoun

A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

Cordialnoun

A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.

Cordialnoun

(figurative) Anything that revives or comforts.

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Cordialadjective

Proceeding from the heart.

‘A rib with cordial spirits warm.’;

Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

‘He . . . with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.’;

Cordialadjective

Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

‘Behold this cordial julep hereThat flames and dances in his crystal bounds.’;

Cordialnoun

Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.

‘Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.’;

Cordialnoun

Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial.

Cordialnoun

Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.

Cordialnoun

strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

Cordialadjective

diffusing warmth and friendliness;

‘an affable smile’; ‘an amiable gathering’; ‘cordial relations’; ‘a cordial greeting’; ‘a genial host’;

Cordialadjective

showing warm and heartfelt friendliness;

‘gave us a cordial reception’; ‘a hearty welcome’;

Cordialadjective

sincerely or intensely felt;

‘a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort’; ‘a cordial abhorrence of waste’; ‘a fervent hope’;

Cordialadjective

warm and friendly

‘the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed’;

Cordialadjective

strongly felt

‘I earned his cordial loathing’;

Cordialnoun

a sweet fruit-flavoured drink

‘wine cups and fruit cordials’; ‘a tall glass of blackcurrant cordial’;

Cordialnoun

another term for liqueur

Cordialnoun

a pleasant-tasting medicine.

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