Sambuca dei Cesari
Sambuca dei Cesari
According to an antique tradition, all the countries of the Mediterranean basin have an anise based national liqueur. Italy has Sambuca. It is a sweet and strong liqueur, containing essential oils obtained by steam distilling the seeds of star anise, which are soluble in pure alcohol. A concentrated solution of sugar and other natural aromas are added to this.
Already known and appreciated in ancient times for its therapeutic properties, the anise plant, originating from China, became widespread through the centuries in the countries of the Mediterranean coast, where it became widely used for preparing typical dishes and desserts. Above all, the oils obtained from anise were used by liqueur firms to produce a selection of liqueurs such as: French Pastis, Spanish Anis, Turkish Raki and Greek Ouzo.
The word Sambuca probably derives from the Arab word Zammut (= anise).The word "zammù" still exists in the Sicilian dialect, meaning an anise drink diluted with water.
A range of flavoured liqueurs based on Sambuca is also available
Liquorice (Passione Nera) - Raspberry - Spiced Apple - Chilli and Spices - Pear - Pomegranate - Cinnamon - Coffee - th Cranberry - Cola - Cream liqueur
Alcohol strength: 38% alc vol.
Shelf life: Indefinite
- Colour: Clear.
- Perfume: typical of sambuca, with intense anise aroma.
- Taste: sharp but well balanced, very rounded, with the anise taste persisting in the mouth.
A round bottle in white glass with the Luxardo seal in relief, a label with gold shading and finish.
Size: 50ml - 200ml - 375ml - 500ml - 700ml - 750ml - 1L - 1.14L - 1.5L - 4.5L
- On the rocks
- "Con la mosca" (3 coffee beans in the glass)
- In several international cocktails
International Wine and Spirit Competition - London Gold medal in liqueur category
Beverage Tasting Institute - USA 90/100 in the "Buying Guide to Spirits"
International Wine & Spirit Competition - London UK Silver Medal
Harpers Wine and Spirits Design Competition - London UK Bronze Medal
European Food Jurnal - Germany European product of the year
World Spirits Competition 2011 - S. Francisco USA Double Gold Medal