di·​ges·​tif | \ ˌdē-zhes-ˈtēf How to pronounce digestif (audio) \

Definition of digestif

: an alcoholic drink (such as brandy or a liqueur) usually taken after a meal

Examples of digestif in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, trendy diners feast on whole roast chicken stuffed with foie gras, before heading down to subterranean late-night hotspot, Common Decency, for live drag acts and digestif cocktails. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 The drinks offer just enough subtle sweetness with a hint of contrasting bitterness thanks to gentian root (commonly used in aperitif and digestif liquors like Aperol and Campari) and hop extract. Kat Odell, Vogue, 6 Jan. 2022 The hotel's main restaurant, Le Joy, is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, and there is a full cocktail bar—ideal for an apéritif before dinner or digestif after. Rachel King, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2021 This local take on the classic Italian digestif is the bottle that first landed the Asheville distillery on shelves beyond the Carolinas. Mark Johanson, Bon Appétit, 23 Sep. 2021 Alongside fine bourbon, the Fuente is a mellow digestif. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Sep. 2021 Cynar is used in pre-dinner drinks like spritz and negroni, but is also drunk as a postprandial digestif because of its savory artichoke flavor. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 26 June 2021 In my house, this candle is doing double-duty as aperitif and digestif. Kyle Beeche, SELF, 16 July 2021 Some may assume that this sweet digestif is native to the Balkans, but Amaro Montenegro is actually a wholly Italian product—its origins date back to 1885, first crafted in Bologna at the behest of Stanislao Cobianchi. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 31 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of digestif

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for digestif

French, literally, digestive

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“Digestif.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestif. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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