French term (lat. Digestio = digestion) for an alcoholic drink that is drunk after the meal to promote digestion. Other colloquial names are, for example, "Verdauerli" or in Alemannic "Verrisserle" (Switzerland) and in Northern Germany also "Absacker" or "Chopper". Contrary to all claims, however alcohol not to promote digestion. Only bitter herbs have a stimulating effect due to the herbal extracts they contain.
The most popular are high percentage spirits such as Aquavit. Armagnac. Calvados. cognac. grappa. grain. Marc, Fruit fires. rum and rape but also herb bitters (Fernet Branca, Jägermeister, Underberg ) liqueurs. port wine and drinking vinegar, See also under aperitif (before dinner drink), cocktail. Dessert wine and Wine with food,