Definition of digestif
: an alcoholic drink (such as brandy or a liqueur) usually taken after a meal
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A visit should include a drink on the terrace and afterwards, enjoy a digestif in the bar.
Purists will sip C neat after dinner as a digestif, in the European tradition.
Technically, my bartender told me, Chareau is an eau de vie from California, a light, clear brandy made from aloe vera, which can be sipped straight as a digestif.
The bars were full, ships in the harbor shimmered with a scaly bounty, and life was a contented pastiche of French habits, from fresh morning croissants to nightly digestifs.
The city’s active vibe is also in evidence: The tasting menu might begin with apps in the hotel courtyard and end with a digestif on the roof.
From Oakland’s Shakewell to San Francisco’s Quince, amari are popping up on bar menus in cocktails or served neat as aperitifs or digestifs.
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Origin and Etymology of digestif
French, literally, digestive
First Known Use: 1934See Words from the same year
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