Main definitions of cassis in English

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cassis1

noun

  • A syrupy liqueur flavored with black currants and produced mainly in Burgundy.

    • ‘Liqueurs commonly made this way include triple sec, cassis, Cointreau, Grand Mariner and so forth.’
    • ‘Shake 30 ml Remy Martin Cognac, 15 ml crème de cassis and 30 ml rhubarb compote or jam vigorously.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Add cassis liqueur, stock and thyme; reduce to a thin sauce consistency, skimming surface as necessary.’
    • ‘They're widely used for the syrupy crème de cassis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Slice the strawberries into a blender, add the crème de cassis and blend.’
    • ‘Certain words are commonly associated with certain grape varieties, such as cassis and Cabernet Sauvignon, gooseberries and Sauvignon Blanc, or butter and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My mega-meal included an aperitif of Kir - white wine and crème de cassis - for a nice mix of dry and sweet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pour the crème de cassis into a champagne flute, then fill slowly with chilled dry champagne.’
    • ‘Gently heat the champagne in the pan with the sugar and crème de cassis, then add the softened gelatine leaves.’
    • ‘In France the alcoholic cordial crème de cassis, made in the vicinity of Dijon in Burgundy from locally grown blackcurrants, won worldwide fame.’
    • ‘The sorbet came in three flavours - apple, lychee and cassis.’
    • ‘Most cassis, a black-currant liqueur, is imported from France.’
    • ‘Lines include traditional ‘cremes’ (menthe, cocoa, cassis, etc) along with new flavors.’
    • ‘We lived on no sleep, cigarettes and sugar, with an occasional dash of sirop de cassis in our champagne for vitamins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, literally black currant apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia).

Pronunciation

cassis

/kaˈsēs/

Main definitions of cassis in English

: cassis1cassis2

cassis2

noun

  • A wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.

Pronunciation

cassis

/kaˈsēs/