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Sambuca is an Italian aniseed-flavored, usually colorless liqueur. Its most common variety 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).[1][2] Binomial name Pimpinella anisum L. Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is an herb in the family Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) whose seed-like fruit (also called aniseed) is used in sweet baking as well as in anise-flavored liqueurs (e. ... Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ...

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Preparation

The main ingredients of Sambuca are the essential oils obtained by distilling vapours of the seeds of a kind of aniseed called Illicium verum (Star Anise), thus giving the liquor a strong smell of anise. Those are added to pure alcohol, a concentrated solution of sugar and other natural flavours. An essential oil is any concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants, which are called aromatic herbs or aromatic plants. ... Laboratory distillation set-up: 1: Heat source 2: Still pot 3: Still head 4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature 5: Condenser 6: Cooling water in 7: Cooling water out 8: Distillate/receiving flask 9: Vacuum/gas inlet 10: Still receiver 11: Heat control 12: Stirrer speed control 13: Stirrer/heat plate... Binomial name Pimpinella anisum L. Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is an herb in the family Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) whose seed-like fruit (also called aniseed) is used in sweet baking as well as in anise-flavored liqueurs (e. ... Binomial name Hook. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ...


History

The Molinari company states that the name Sambuca comes from an Arabic word: Zammut. This was the name of an anise-flavoured drink that arrived to the port of Civitavecchia by ships coming from the East. [3] The Oxford English Dictionary states, however, that the term comes from the Latin word sambūc-us, meaning "elderberry".[4] Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio, a sea port on the Tyrrhenian sea, 50 miles WNW of Rome, 42°06N 11°47E. According to the 2003 census, its population was 50,100. ... A compass rose For other uses, see East (disambiguation). ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of...


The Italian word Sambuca was first used as the name of another anise-based liquor that was created in Civitavecchia about 130 years ago[3].


The first commercial version of such a drink started at the end of 1800 in Civitavecchia thanks to Luigi Manzi that started selling Sambuca Manzi, that is still produced today. In 1945, soon after the end of Second World War, commendatore Angelo Molinari started producing Sambuca Extra Molinari, that helped the diffusion of Sambuca all over Italy. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The official title of Commendatore is awarded by decree of the President of Italy to individuals who are given this honour in the Italian Order of Merit known as the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica. ...


Serving

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Neat

Sambuca can be served neat, as Ammazzacaffè or just as refreshment. NEAT may stand for: Near Earth Asteroid Tracking NeuroEvolution by Augmented Topologies Neue Eisenbahn-Alpentransversale New England Actors Theater Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Neat is also an archaic term for cattle. ... Ammazzacaffè (Italian for coffee killer) is a small glass of liqueur usual to be normally drunk after the coffee to dull its taste. ...


On the rocks

Sambuca can be served with ice, optionally adding some coffee beans as ornament. The ice exalts the flavours and changes the colour of the drink from transparent to dense white.


With toasted coffee beans

In Italy it is common to serve neat Sambuca with some floating coffee beans dropped on it: it is called Sambuca con mosca (literally, "Sambuca with flies"). The beans are there as an ornament, but they can be chewed to exalt the taste of anise. An Italian tradition is to put three coffee beans representing health, wealth, and happiness.


In coffee

Sambuca can be added to coffee as a sweetener instead of sugar. The mixed drink in Italian is called caffè corretto (literally, "corrected coffee").


With water

Sambuca can be served adding fresh water, becoming a refreshing less alcoholic drink.


References

  1. ^ Cocktail guide on Sambuca
  2. ^ Traditional guide to Sambuca
  3. ^ a b The origins of Sambuca Molinari
  4. ^ "sambuca (2)". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.

Flaming Sambuca

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