American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sweet chilled beverage made of wine or other alcoholic liquor and grated nutmeg.
- n. See sangria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wine, more especially red wine diluted with water, sweetened, and flavored with nutmeg, used as a cold drink. Varieties of it are named from the wine employed: as, port-wine sangaree.
- To mix with water and sweeten; make sangaree of: as, to sangaree port-wine.
- n. A mixed drink common in the West Indies, similar to sangria and usually featuring wine or fortified wine and spices.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Wine and water sweetened and spiced, -- a favorite West Indian drink.
- n. sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But, when we became better acquainted — which was while Charker and I were drinking sugar-cane sangaree, which she made in a most excellent manner — I found that her Christian name was Isabella, which they shortened into Bell, and that the name of the deceased non-commissioned officer was Tott.”
“I emptied the last of the sangaree into the two pint tumblers out of which we were drinking, and holding mine up, said,”
““Excellent Sir,” said I, “I have;” and that very evening, as we sat over our cups of tertullia (sangaree),”
“Chocolate, and drink his Bowl of Claret sangaree, as well as any Man.”
“Administrador woke us all up, and gleefully presented us with an enormous bowl of sangaree, made of the remains of the Bordeaux and the brandy and the pisco, and plenty of ice, -- ice this time, -- and sugar, and limes, and slices of pineapple, Madam, -- the which he had concocted during our slumber.”
“In anticipation of the hot weather, I had laid in a large stock of raspberry vinegar, which, properly managed, helps to make a pleasant drink; and there was a great demand for sangaree, claret, and cider cups, the cups being battered pewter pots.”
“To please all was somewhat difficult, and occasionally some of them were scarcely so polite as they should have been to a perplexed hostess, who could scarcely be expected to remember that Lieutenant A. had bespoken his sangaree an instant before Captain B. and his friends had ordered their claret cup.”
“One afternoon, taking a glass of sangaree at the tavern, I was accosted by one of our late mids who had come on shore with some others to what he called wet his commission.”
“It contained delicious sangaree, and I bowed to it without being entreated to do so a second time.”
“George and his fiddle, where my shipmates and a few friends of all colours amused themselves with an innocent hop and sangaree, for I had now grown too fine to admit the introduction of vulgar grog.”
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