One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A South African brandy-based liqueur made with naartjies (mandarin oranges).
- ‘Well, for starters, in all my digging through the two finest wine and spirits shops in Los Angeles, I'd never once seen Van der Hum liqueur.’
- ‘The first 20 people to sign up will receive a free bottle of Van der Hum Cream Liqueur.’
- ‘Pour one glass of Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose into a champagne flute glass and float one dash of Van der Hum over the bubbly.’
- ‘One drink that found special favor was a blend a of brandy, tangerines, herbs, and spices; it was named Van der Hum after its original creator.’
- ‘Cover bowl with foil to keep in all the fragrance of the Van der Hum.’
Perhaps from a personal name.
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