Definitions

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  • n. A beverage consumed after eating, so-called because it is presumed to aid digestion.

Etymologies

French digestif. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A variety of shapes and sizes, for champagne, wines, moscato passito di Pantelleria, and Liquore Centerba, a digestif made with 100 herbs -- which was very helpful at the end of such a week.

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  • And the liquour sorbets, such as those made with Calvados, Cassis or Armagnac, are a digestif and dessert combination.

    Mexican frozen treats: Helados, nieves and paletas

  • Old-timers suggest drinking it cold as a digestif, but at 108 proof you'll still want to drink it slowly, which will help you savor the full bounty of flavors.

    The Intrigue of Chartreuse

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Springerle cookie Simple Springerles These holiday classics are a thoroughly adult treat: dense, deeply perfumed with anise—and ideal with a digestif.

    Wunderbar Cookies

  • After dinner the members would play cards and they began drinking cognac pure as a digestif.

    A Slow Path to Perfection

  • Here, people tend to drink cognac as an ap é ritif or sometimes as a digestif.

    A Slow Path to Perfection

  • Open through mid-October, Ottava Isola (www. ottavaisola.it) serves up meals of shellfish and pasta ending with mirto, a Sardinian digestif, that rival fine dining found on land.

    The Subdued Side of Sardinia

  • Corona's pumping Euro-rave anthem Rhythm of the Night is no digestif.

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  • Ferran is already there, simultaneously buttoning a clean jacket over his bare chest and sucking back a Germanic herbal digestif from one of those small bottles you get on airplanes; the digestif, he says, calms his stomach after tasting so many different dishes throughout the day.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • I would go all out on their Service Etoile; champagne, beautiful dinner, wine with every course, digestif, excellent entertainment and all the sights of Paris from the comfort of a boat.

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

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