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 The fruit-forward is a powerful one, ideal for pairing with food or even serving as a digestif after a meal. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Champagnes and Sparkling Wines Worth Popping for All Your Holiday Festivities," 1 Dec. 2019 Europeans have a long history of drinking herbal liqueurs as aperitifs and digestifs — think German Jagermeister, French gentian liqueurs, the vast range of Italian amari. Washington Post, "Chartreuse liqueur’s popularity has soared. But how do you market the elixir without offending the monks who make it?," 19 Nov. 2019 Out on the patio, chic bistro tables overlook the super-yachts on the water, wisteria vines frame the terrace, and digestifs are assembled on an antique bar cart. Amy Louise Bailey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Currently Obsessed With: La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido," 10 Oct. 2019 All the wines will pair well with the food, Alonso says, and the cocktail list is deliberately small, with a focus on digestifs and aperitifs. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Spanish and Portuguese seafood restaurant and wine bar hits West Town, plus more Chicago restaurant news," 25 Oct. 2019 The Great Beauty’ at Suns Cinema: D.C. amaro distillery Don Ciccio & Figli visits the Mount Pleasant art house theater’s bar to host a happy hour tasting of its digestifs, which evoke the founder’s family heritage on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area over Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 The sweet and citrusy digestif came in a diminutive and delicate vessel, however. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "“Sette" it off: Stellar service, serious portions in the Ivanhood | Review," 17 July 2019 The bar will cover wines by the glass, cocktails and digestifs. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Ohio City Pizzeria to open with unique non-profit ownership," 3 July 2019 Top off the night with a digestif at any of the chic hotel bars from the Rosewood Rooftop Bar & Lounge to the Graham Hotel. National Geographic, "Spend a perfect day in Washington, D.C. with tips from a local dancer," 3 Apr. 2019

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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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10 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Digestif.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestif. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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