Metaxa



noun

a sweet blend of Greek brandy and Muscat wine
Examples

Metaxa comes in five major varieties Three Stars, Five Stars, Seven Stars, Twelve Stars and the Grand Reserve – the numbers referring to maturing years.
Word Origin

proprietary name, 1938, created by S. Metaxas
Usage Note

cooking

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