Aperitifs are alcoholic beverages which one usually takes before a meal. These usually have low to medium alcoholic content and are light and easy-going drinks. One can also serve these drinks in a cocktail party or a stand-up reception. One can easily make a cocktail or serve them with a mixer and ice.
Digestives are alcoholic beverages which one usually takes after a meal. Most of the time these are infused with herbs and aide in the digestion of food. One can serve them on ice or use them in a cocktail to enhance the flavour.