Definition of "kirsch" []

  • A colorless brandy made from the fermented juice of cherries. (noun)
  • A brandy distilled from cherries, made chiefly in the Black Forest in Germany and in the Jura and Vosges districts of France (noun)

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Use "kirsch" in a sentence
  • "After the aspic, he carved the breast of the chicken for her, helped her to salad, and mixed the ice water with the _sirop_ to exactly the strength he liked himself; after the chicken, he helped her to meringues, and after the meringues lighted the kirsch of the _poires au kirsch_, which he had chosen because it always pleased him to see the kirsch burn, and ate one of the pears himself, while she ate the others."
  • "The best of the cherry brandies I tasted wasn't even labeled a "kirsch" per se."
  • "The vintage conditions also were difficult enough to produce a lot of wines with overt signs of overripeness - which not only produces undesirable aromatic and flavor combinations such as prunes, kirsch and boysenberry syrup, but also takes away from any expression of terroir and really muddies focus and precision on the palate."