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[mass noun] A sweet, dark red, cherry-flavoured liqueur made with brandy in which cherries have been steeped, or with crushed cherry stones.
- ‘Main course dishes ranged from roast duckling with a black cherry brandy sauce to chargrillled sirloin steak with paté and from rack of lamb to baked supreme of salmon.’
- ‘My dried fruits are, as we speak, macerating in a concoction of dark rum and cherry brandy, awaiting the day that they become the main ingredient in my deliciously dense, tender and dark Christmas cake.’
- ‘Everyone wears T-shirts emblazoned with pictures of cherries and there is, of course, a vast array of goodies to be consumed (in large portions), from tubs of fresh cherries to cherry pie, cherry juice and homemade cherry brandy.’
- ‘Cover the cake with the cherries and sprinkle with a little more cherry brandy.’
- ‘A web search reveals myriad Singapore sling variations, even a non-alcoholic version using cherry juice instead of cherry brandy.’
- ‘If using immediately add wine and cherry brandy and simmer until hot.’
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