Over a century of fine distilling and a royal patent issued in 1879 are testaments to the great reputation of Meletti Sambuca. The best anise plants are cultivated from the clay soil of Ascoli Piceno. Careful blending and the use of pure anise flavors elevate Meletti’s Sambuca to a new dimension of elegance and smoothness. Rich and full-flavored, this is a perfect way to end a meal. Serve with coffee or straight-up with three coffee beans for good luck. Meletti Sambuca is one of Italy’s most prized liqueurs.
Despite the mild licorice scent, this clear, thick liqueur is surprisingly bold on the palate, showing lots of candy-like black licorice. It feels quite fiery, especially with repeated sips.
• 1.5 oz gin
• .25 oz Meletti Sambuca
• .25 oz elderflower liqueur
• .5 oz sparkling wine
Shake the first three ingredients hard with ice. Double strain into a highball with fresh ice and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with cucumber slice.