French term (Latin digestio = digestion) for an alcoholic beverage, which is drunk as conclusion after the meal for the purpose of digestion promotion. Other colloquial names are for example "Verdauerli" or in Alemannic "Verrisserle" (Switzerland) as well as in Northern Germany also "Absacker" or "chopper". Contrary to all claims bears, however alcohol not to promote digestion. Only herbal bitters stimulate it by the contained herbal extracts.
The most popular are high percentage spirits such as Aquavit. Armagnac. Calvados. cognac. grappa. grain. Marc, Fruits fires. rum and rape, but also herbal bitters (Fernet Branca, Jägermeister, Underberg ) liqueurs. port wine and drinking vinegar, See also below aperitif (before dinner drink), cocktail. Dessert wine and Wine to food,