Sambuca

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Sambuca (also spelt Sambucca) is an anise-flavored liqueur. It is usually a clear liquid. This is often referred to as "white sambuca" in order to differentiate it from derivative spirits that are deep blue in colour (known as "black sambuca") or bright red ("red sambuca").

Traditionally drunk with a coffee bean or two dropped in the drink. Also mixes well with coffee.

Sometimes drunk as the flaming sambuca, as follows; the shot of Sambuca is taken into the mouth, ideally without spilling over lips, chin, chest, hair etc. An assistant sets it on fire, typically with a lighter. The alcohol is allowed to burn off for a while, then the mouth is closed to quench the flame and it is then swallowed.

See also: List of cocktailsde:Sambuca fr:Sambuca

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