from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A liqueur made of whiskey blended with powdered rock candy and sometimes fruit. In the 19th century it was reputed to aid in digestion.


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  • Generic term for liqueur traditionally made with a rye whiskey base and infused horehound and fruit flavoring. Often with macerated fruit in the bottom of the bottle.

    February 24, 2007