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Cordial (medicine) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cordial is any invigorating and stimulating preparation; e.g., peppermint cordial.
The term derives from obsolete medicinal usage, as various beverages were
concocted which were believed to be beneficial to one's health, especially for the
heart (cordialis in Latin).

From the Renaissance onwards, cordials were usually based on alcohol in which
certain herbs, spices or other ingredients were allowed to steep. Examples of such
cordials include:

•Rosa Solis or Rosolio, derived from the carnivorous sundew plant; it was believed
to not only invigorate the heart, but to be an aphrodisiac as well.
•Royal Usquebaugh (from a Celtic word meaning life-water, which also gave rise to
the word whiskey), a spicy concoction containing flecks of gold leaf thought to
capture the sun's golden radiance.
Precious ingredients like gold, pearls and coral were sometimes added. These
were believed to revive the spirit and to preclude disease.

Cordials became more and more frequently consumed recreationally as time
progressed, eventually evolving into liqueurs.

In the UK cordials are often added to a measure of alcohol to make a "Rum and
Black" (Rum with blackcurrant cordial added), "Rum and Pep" (Rum and
peppermint cordial), Gin and orange, Vodka and lime, etc.
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{Rochester, New York}
Tennessee Pharmaceutical Association -
1908 - History