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Viper3428
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Ponchatoula
Member since Aug 2019
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Sambuca - What to buy?

I was at a dinner the other night and one of the ladies asked for a chilled Sambuca, as an after dinner drink. I asked, what is that? Her reply was try it. I tried it and really enjoyed it for an after dinner drink. My question is what should I buy. I checked a couple online sites and the price is all over the place. Anyone have any suggestions as to what brand to buy? TIA.
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Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
11153 posts

Romana is what I typically see being served at restaurants. I've never bought a bottle.


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BigDropper
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2009
6320 posts

Sambuca is a great apéritif/ digestif, and if you like anise falvored liquors, you may want something a little bit more flavorful and adventurous. Strega is much more complex and the flavor lingers on the palate much longer than most other anisettes.



weurf3
LSU Fan
nola
Member since Jun 2004
963 posts

Romana in the freezer at home. Looking to see if anyone else has a rec. Love the buca.


Zendog
Santa Barbara
Member since Feb 2019
3454 posts

You can try Ouzo as well. Basically the only difference is one's Italian and the other is Greek
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michael corleone
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2005
4786 posts

Buy some coffee beans. Smash one just a bit and add it to your glass before you pour. Thank me later.


Zendog
Santa Barbara
Member since Feb 2019
3454 posts

Some places put 3 coffee beans in glass for good luck


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iwantacooler
Member since Aug 2017
1334 posts

I’m such a backwards hick that I’d never heard of it and didn’t know how to drink it when I first encountered it. We were at a nicer Italian place and were served sambuca and some other drink with desert. Each had the three coffee beans in the glass. I shot them both. I’m an idiot.


GynoSandberg
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2006
69556 posts

We’ve always shot the sambuca after dinner, beans and all


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uptowntiger84
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uptown
Member since Jul 2011
2927 posts

Try Romana Black Sambuca. It's not as sharp as the regular Sambuca.


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62zip
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One Particular Harbor
Member since Aug 2005
6107 posts

quote:

You can try Ouzo as well. Basically the only difference is one's Italian and the other is Greek



Generally speaking ouzo tends to be a little drier and sambuca a little sweeter - or maybe that's just me.


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SpotCheckBilly
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Strega is much more complex and the flavor lingers on the palate much longer than most other anisettes.


I bought an unopened bottle of Strega at an estate sale for $2. Didn't know what it was. Found out that I do not like anise flavored liquors.


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