- An alcoholic beverage taken after a meal. While many claim that digestifs aid digestion, there is minimal scientific evidence to support that claim. Digestifs are often sweeter than apéritifs, as they are frequently served with or in place of dessert. Common digestifs include brandy, fortified wines like vermouth and port, and liqueurs or liqueur-based cocktails.
Also known as a digestivo, especially when referring to Italian beverages.