Happy Hour Tuesday: Samba Lime

Rometti Limoncello Samba Lime

Dear Reader,

this week Rometti is posting the weekly blog straight from Italy!  And it’s here in Italy that I got to taste a drink that I think is worth a shot, in the very sense of the word, Samba Lime.

Samba Lime uses as main ingredients Sambuca and Rometti Limoncello. Sambuca is an Italian anise-flavored liqueur  which can be found in white, blue or red color. During distillation, Sambuca gets that delicious, particular taste thanks to the  oils released by anise, star anise and liquorice, sometimes even elderflowers! Sambuca seems to have originated in Civitavecchia, Italy, where anise was imported from the Easter countries. The Latin word for it, Sambuca, means “elderberry”.

Today, Sambuca in Italy is still a very popular “ammazza-caffe’”, a digestif that Italians choose to drink after coffee at the end of a meal. Its revitalizing taste recalls the taste of liquorice or fennel terragon, it’s very strong but the addition of limoncello sweetens it a bit and the combination of the two makes a perfect refreshing shot.



¼ oz Sambuca

¼ oz Rometti Limoncello

Simply add the Sambuca and Rometti Limoncello in a shot glass and…


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