Jun 27, 2016. The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about digestifs, including how they're made. From the best digestif recipes, to the earliest . Apéritifs and digestifs are drinks, typically alcoholic, that are normally served before (apéritif) or after (digestif) a meal. Contents. [hide]. 1 Apéritifs. 1.1 History; 1.2 .