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black sambuca

Type

Liqueurs, herbal or spice-flavored

Description

Generic for a very sweet-yet-piquant dark, (almost opaque black with black elderberry skin coloring) Italian liqueur flavored with licorice root and an infusion with elderberry and citrus in a neutral spirit base. Opal Nera is a noted brand.

Flavor

licorice and elderberry

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in Italy. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

other anis-flavored liqueur

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