Black Sambuca

Black Sambuca differs from white (clear) sambuca as its flavouring is predominantly of infused witch elder bush, anise and liquorice, whilst white sambuca has more aromas and flavour of star anise.

Its colour is more inky-purple than it is black with the large quantities of sugar in sambuca helping to mask the stronger alcohol content of the normal 42% abv.

Black sambuca is more syrupy than white and is often set alight in the glass, before being extinguished by the palm of the hand, creating a vacuum thereby putting the flame out, to be then drunk slightly warm.

2 cocktails using 'Black Sambuca'