Wine & Brews

Mocktails, Apéritifs, and Digestifs

The Mocktail
Serving mocktails doesn’t exactly cause a human stampede to the bar… and in the past anyone who saddled up to the bar and ordered a Shirley Temple was either shunned or taken to the kids’ section at church.

The Apéritif
From mocktails to cocktails. Just as any fine meal starts with an Amuse Bouche, a beverage kicks off the whole shebang even before that: the apéritif. (“An alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.”)

The Digestif
Just as there is a beginning to a meal, there is also an end. After the dessert and coffee comes the digestifs. The digestif is the opposite of an apéritif, which tends to be a little bitter and designed to awaken the palate and digestive system. In contrast, digestifs often have a higher alcohol content while offering a more relaxing and richer flavor profile.

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