An aperitif was taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite, a modern day
example would be the Angostura bitters that are made in Sweden.   Sometimes
you hear it referring to appetizers.    Obviously it is where the word
appetizer comes from.   A digestif, enjoyed after a meal, might have
carminative herbs to help digest the meal or counteract flatulence.    

Sorry if I am sharing too much, but this is my field and it rarely comes up
on this listserv.  


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What is the difference between a "digestif" and an "aperitif"?