Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A summer beverage, composed of iced claret, a little brandy, sugar, and a slice or two of lemon, with mint or borage.
“Lord de Courcy was now at home; but his presence did not add much hilarity to the claret-cup.”
“He also carried over the heavy soup-tureen in which was the claret-cup.”
“Purdy dropped in during the afternoon and was more useful; he sliced the crusts off loaf-high mounds of sandwiches, and tested the strength and flavour of the claret-cup.”
“Don't you remember what fun it used to be decorating your tent; and then, when the ladies came down -- which they did nearly all the day long -- what larks it was getting them tea and claret-cup?”
“Hurlingham to-day to enjoy the bright afternoon, indulge in tea, gossip, or claret-cup, and look lazily on at the polo match between the”
“Shawls and rugs were placed, and we fell to at once, the Armenian lady playing her part as manfully as she had done in the saddle, and causing grilled fowls, kibabs and claret-cup to disappear in”
“The flowers are used for flavouring purposes, especially for claret-cup.”
“They are often used similarly in lemonade, negus, claret-cup and fruit juice drinks.”
“If not, you will have to disburse a sixpence every time a partner accepts your offer of a glass of claret-cup between the dances, and half a sovereign for your bottle of indifferent "fizz" at supper-time.”
“But before Patrick has even started on my lady's errand Hyacinthe has fetched from the hall a glass of claret-cup, and holds it up to him where he sits on his lithe and mettlesome hunter.”
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