Best Apéritifs

The Best Apéritifs to Enjoy Before a Meal

Apéritif comes from the Latin word aperire, meaning "to open." These alcoholic beverages have a low alcohol content, usually 16 to 25 percent, and are meant to whet the appetite before a meal. A simple glass of dry white wine or Champagne can serve as an apéritif, but traditionally these spirits are a secret blend of herbs and spices. 

GAYOT's list of Best Apéritifs includes liquors perfect for sipping on their own, over ice, or mixed with cocktails. For an after dinner drink that aids digestion, take a look at the Guide To Digestifs