When a great meal is over, but you want to linger a little longer, consider a time-honored ritual: after-dinner cocktails. This boozy tradition is nothing new, with roots in 1800s Europe when high society served digestifs at the end of a decadent feast.
Today, after-dinner drinks come in a variety of flavor profiles and styles to suit any palate. They can be as simple and satisfying as a pour of amaro — I personally love Amaro Montenegro for its unique balance of bitter, floral, herbaceous, and citrusy flavors — or as indulgent and invigorating as an espresso martini. Variations of the caffeinated cocktail have taken the internet by storm, and with high-quality espresso liqueurs on the market such as Caffè Borghetti, it’s easy to make a perfectly balanced nightcap.
For those who prefer a more middle-of-the-road after-dinner sipper, we recommend finishing your meal with a classic cocktail such as a Boulevardier or Old Fashioned. These luscious libations are bittersweet and warming all at once. At the end of the day — or more specifically, at the end of your meal — it really comes down to finding what you enjoy.
One thing is for sure, after-dinner drinks are making a big comeback and are sure to add a bit of joie de vivre and elegance to your next night out.