Best Apéritifs

Apéritifs to Whet Your Appetite

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.