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Nightcap

(n.) An alcoholic beverage consumed before going to sleep, a nightcap is different in theory than a digestif, as it is not necessarily associated with the end of a meal,…

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Grappa

(n.) An Italian brandy distilled from grape pomace, the skins and seeds leftover from the winemaking process. Grappa is most commonly served as a digestivo, though it also makes an…

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Eau de Vie

(n.) This type of brandy is made from distilling fermented fruit, most often tree fruits and berries, such as plums (mirabelle), pears (poire), raspberries (framboise) and cherries (kirsch). The final…

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Digestif (Digestivo)

(n.) Conceptually paired with the aperitif as book-ends to a meal, the digestif is an after-dinner drink, and is usually a fortified wine or distilled liquor, served neat in small…

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Bitter Handshake

Bartender Andrew Bohrer developed this after-dinner Fernet old-fashioned digestif of sorts, with an ingenious rye whiskey syrup subbing in for the standard simple syrup.