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[mass noun] A syrupy blackcurrant liqueur produced mainly in Burgundy.
- ‘Pour the crème de cassis into a champagne flute, then fill slowly with chilled dry champagne.’
- ‘Liqueurs commonly made this way include triple sec, cassis, Cointreau, Grand Mariner and so forth.’
- ‘Slice the strawberries into a blender, add the crème de cassis and blend.’
- ‘In France the alcoholic cordial crème de cassis, made in the vicinity of Dijon in Burgundy from locally grown blackcurrants, won worldwide fame.’
- ‘Lines include traditional ‘cremes’ (menthe, cocoa, cassis, etc) along with new flavors.’
- ‘The sorbet came in three flavours - apple, lychee and cassis.’
- ‘It is also important in the production of fruit-flavoured spirits such as the crème de cassis used in making a vin blanc cassis or Kir which is the aromatic and deeply coloured product of blackcurrants macerated in alcohol.’
- ‘We lived on no sleep, cigarettes and sugar, with an occasional dash of sirop de cassis in our champagne for vitamins.’
- ‘Most cassis, a black-currant liqueur, is imported from France.’
- ‘This is also suitable ground for Bourgogne Aligoté, especially as the blackcurrant bushes needed for the production of cassis can often be seen growing alongside.’
- ‘I dived into the plateful as if I hadn't eaten for a week and soon felt well enough to finish the remaining half glass of my champagne avec cassis.’
- ‘My mega-meal included an aperitif of Kir - white wine and crème de cassis - for a nice mix of dry and sweet.’
- ‘Shake 30 ml Remy Martin Cognac, 15 ml crème de cassis and 30 ml rhubarb compote or jam vigorously.’
- ‘I took a Kir to whet my thirst - a blend of white wine and cassis whilst F celebrated the afternoon with a large cold beer.’
- ‘In each of them I poured a few drops of crème de cassis, a thick sweet blackcurrant liqueur, mostly used diluted in white wine to make Kir cocktails.’
- ‘Gently heat the champagne in the pan with the sugar and crème de cassis, then add the softened gelatine leaves.’
- ‘Add cassis liqueur, stock and thyme; reduce to a thin sauce consistency, skimming surface as necessary.’
- ‘Guests were welcomed with a sparkling wine with a dash of cassis, then on to the more serious matter of the timbale of shrimp Parma ham and vegetables in tuna sauce, followed by a curry flavoured chicken cream soup, and lemon grass sorbet.’
- ‘They're widely used for the syrupy crème de cassis.’
- ‘Certain words are commonly associated with certain grape varieties, such as cassis and Cabernet Sauvignon, gooseberries and Sauvignon Blanc, or butter and Chardonnay.’
French, blackcurrant, apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia).
[mass noun] A wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.
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