1. (n.) In the United States, the terms cordial and liqueur can be used interchangeably to denote a sweetened spirit, though the latter sounds less grandmotherly.
2. (n.) Outside of the United States, the term describes a fruit-based sugar syrup used as a mixer in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Lime cordial may be the most famous example of this category, and in particular, the Rose’s brand.