Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brandy made in Spain and Portugal, generally from grapes.
- n. In general, in Spanish countries, any spirituous liquor for drinking. In California and New Mexico the name is applied to American whisky, and in Mexico to pulque (which see).
- n. An inferior brandy made in Spain and Portugal.
- n. A strong alcoholic drink, especially pulque, found in Central and South America as well as the southwestern United States.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A inferior brandy of Spain and Portugal.
- n. Mexico and Spanish America. A strong alcoholic drink, especially pulque.
“Another local libation with anchos and epazote added is nanche, made from the fruit of the loquat tree infused in aguardiente, cane alcohol.”
“There were even black bottles of a raw and fierce brandy called aguardiente, offered by a brawny monk whose scars and tattoos made him look like an old soldier.”
“They desired not to eat or to drink -- not even of my aguardiente, which is the best.”
“The roots are sometimes used as a flavouring for a local alcoholic beverage called 'aguardiente'; they are also used medicinally to increase fertility.”
“But the "aguardiente," a native-made rum, is nevertheless always kept on hand, being a government monopoly, and ever ready, so that the Mosas may have no excuse to be sober and escape being fined.”
“One hundred millions in pikes, bullets, and intrenching tools; 10,000 ducats in scented gloves, to preserve the troops from the odor of the enemies 'dead left on the battle-field; 100,000 ducats, spent in the repair of the bells completely worn out by every-day announcing fresh victories gained over our enemies; 50,000 ducats in' aguardiente 'for the troops on the eve of battle.”
“But while Ms. Roque includes many standard Iberian dishes among her recipes, they almost all bear a distinctive Cuban imprint: no saffron and lots of warm-water seafood in the paella ; mango slices and guava juice added to the sangria; stewed rabbit laced with aguardiente a killer Latin American sugar-cane liquor.”
“In Acatlán and nearby villages, herb and fruit liquors are made with the cane alcohol called aguardiente, with nanche (loquat) being one of the most popular.”
“Dine at the fashionable Tcherassi Hotel, sip aguardiente at the classic Cafe del Mar (also found in Ibiza) or dance to live music at La Habana.”
“Maybe chug some canelazo, an Ecuadoran drink made with aguardiente?”
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