A digestif is a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage that is specifically served after a meal. In the culinary arts, the purpose of a digestif is to aid in the digestion following a meal.

Liquors such as brandy, cognac and whisky are examples of traditional digestifs. Fortified wines such as port, sherry and madeira are frequently served as digestifs.

See also: Apéritif

Pronunciation: dee-jess-TEEF