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cordial:

see liqueurliqueur
, strong alcoholic beverage made of almost neutral spirits, flavored with herb mixtures, fruits, or other materials, and usually sweetened. The name derives from the Latin word to melt.
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cordial

1. a drink with a fruit base, usually sold in concentrated form and diluted with water before being drunk
2. another word for liqueur
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"I thought it was the cordial. I meant to be so--so--hospitable.
"Why, three of those big glasses would have made her sick even if it had only been cordial. Well, this story will be a nice handle for those folks who are so down on me for making currant wine, although I haven't made any for three years ever since I found out that the minister didn't approve.
I thought it was only raspberry cordial. I was firmly convinced it was raspberry cordial.
The new Calypso Aquajuice Cordials have been specially designed for primary age children and are School Compliant.
The 1980s bar culture that aimed to recreate a scene from the movie Cocktail brought about a new use for cordials and liqueurs, while also inspiring new lines of sweet liqueurs that were intended to create fun and fruity quaffs.
To help make your drink of hot fruit juice more tasty, Rocks Organic Squashes and Cordials has some recipe suggestions.
Herefordshire-based Pixley Berries produce four varieties of cordials made from Pixley Black, their own special blend of sun-ripened blackcurrant varieties.
NORTHBORO - After a public hearing Monday night, selectmen established an additional annual fee of $250 for wine and malt beverage license holders to be able to sell cordials and liqueurs.
While most of the attention has been paid to newly popular flavored vodkas and rums, the revolution has racked up significant growth among cordials as well, with suppliers rushing to introduce the next new thing.
Cordials have lost their staid image, that only-for-after-dinner perception in consumers' minds.
To make intensely flavored, long-lasting fruit cordials, and to infuse the dried fruit with a moist succulence that brings out its fresher side, mix fruit with a fruity white wine, sugar, and a spirit, such as brandy; then let the mixture stand several days to several months.
Chris and Becky Verinder-Baker launched their range of Five Valleys Cordials recently.