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

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Join the queue for a small tub of soya: barely sweet, custard-soft tofu that satisfies, variously, as a dessert, an appetizer, a palate-cleanser, or a digestif. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 Although the store offers wines at almost any price point, plus a handful of liquors and digestifs, for a truly memorable splurge, take the two-hour Carte Blanche wine-pairing class ($147 per person). Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Food Tours in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 Served as an apéritif or a digestif, a negroni is a go-to cocktail for any season, no matter the meal. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Booze BAZAAR: The Negroni Cocktail," 10 June 2016 After a few films full of all-you-can-eat chest-thumping, Reed’s movie is a necessary digestif, all the joys of a Marvel movie shrunk down into a quick caper that cuts through the post-Infinity War fog. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Importance of Small Stories in Big Universes," 5 July 2018 And then came the Nocino, a complimentary digestif Nodler and Kincaid had steeped with unripe black walnuts from Green Meadow Farm along with lemon, brown sugar, and a complex array of spice. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 Not just any Manhattan, but an inspired viscous brew called a Black Manhattan ($14) made of Rittenhouse Rye and Angostura bitters where Averna, an Italian digestif amaro, replaces traditional sweet vermouth. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Drink this: Black Manhattan at The Hive at Honey’s," 21 June 2017 Small ceramic jars of Dijon sit on each table; there’s Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and an expansive list of aperitifs and digestifs; waiters wear black bowties and white button downs. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Valley’s New Petit Trois Might Be The Most French Restaurant in L.A.," 2 May 2018 Havana 1920 beverage director and lead mixologist Ryan Andrews’ Riders on The Storm ($12) uses fresh ginger and Jagermeister (a digestif made with 56 herbs and spices) to accent the Brugal 1888 Solera Rum, along with lime and R&D House Bitters. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Watch out, Capt. Morgan — new double-aged rum invades San Diego's cocktail scene," 8 Mar. 2018

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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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