Apr 13 2010

What is an aperitif?

Category: Beer, Wine, & Liquor


AparitifAn aperitif (apéritif) is a type of alcoholic beverage that is typically served before dinner, usually with appetizers. They are usually low in alcohol content and are meant to open the palate so you are ready for the meal to come. Aperitifs are often lighter and served chilled as compared to digestifs, which are higher in alcohol content and served at room temperature. Common aperitifs include:

  • Champagne
  • Sherry
  • Vermouth & Bitters
  • Certain Liqueurs
  • White Wine

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