pousse-cafe

pousse-café

[poos-ka-fey; French poos-ka-fey]
noun, plural pousse-cafés [poos-ka-feyz; French poos-ka-fey] .
1.
an after-dinner drink of liqueurs of various colors and specific gravities, carefully poured into a glass so as to remain floating in separate layers.
2.
a small glass of liqueur served after coffee.

Origin:
1875–80; < French: literally, (it) pushes on (the) coffee

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pousse-café (puskafe)
 
n
1.  a drink of liqueurs of different colours in unmixed layers
2.  any liqueur taken with coffee at the end of a meal
 
[literally: coffee-pusher]

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