Now you’ve done it. You’re truly stuffed at the end of your Thanksgiving feast. For relief, we suggest finishing it all off with a digestif to soothe your stomach. The category ranges from sweet and succulent to classically bittersweet, made by either centuries-old distillers or newly minted producers. Here are three that cover the spread.
Bràulio Bormio Amaro Alpino
$30, Bacchus Importers Ltd.
This is a classic Italian amaro, or bitter digestif. Braulio exhibits a wild amalgam of cola, anise, juniper, and mint. It is hugely aromatic, full flavored, and finishes with a long, semisweet, warm character. Serve it neat or on ice.
Distilleria Varnelli Caffè Moka
$39, one liter, Bacchus Importers Ltd.
If you like coffee, you’re going to love this digestif. It is saturated with the essence of fine espresso. It’s also sweet, offering only a mellow bitterness as a foil to its candied character. Serve it neat, on ice, or stirred into coffee.
$36, The Country Vintner
The makers are upfront about the ingredients——hibiscus, ginger, cardamom, sugar cane, and kaffir lime. We don’t recommend taking this intense digestif straight. Serve it on ice with a twist of citrus and a splash of soda water. It also marries well with sparkling wine or floated on a glass of beer.