a Mediterranean liqueur made from brandy flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, and colored red with kermes or cochineal.
Historical Examples

This is the original formula for the alkermes de Santa Maria Novella, which is much valued.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

They enter into alkermes, a sort of liquor served at dinner in Italy, chiefly at Florence and Naples.
The Insect World Louis Figuier

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