digestif

noun
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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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 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

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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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