Coffee Sambuca

  • PrepTime: 1 Mins
  • CookTime: 1 Mins
  • TotalTime: 2 Mins


  1. 3 coffee beans (whole, roasted)
  2. 1 to 2 ounces Sambuca (chilled or room temperature)


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour the sambuca into a small, clear glass.
  3. Float the coffee beans on top and serve.


  1. If you do choose to flame this drink, take caution. A fire fueled by alcohol can cause accidents (particularly on a linen tablecloth during dinner). Keep hair and clothing away from the flame. Extinguish it and enjoy the toasted anise and coffee aroma before drinking.
  2. Sambuca comes in three colors: white (clear), red, and black (more of a deep purple or blue).
  3. Popular brands include Molinari, Romano, Luxardo, Galliano, Sambuca di Amore, Opal Nera, and Zambello. Yes, the best sambucas come from Italy.
  4. Most sambuca has an alcohol content of 42% ABV (84 proof). It is not a light liqueur, but slightly stronger than the average bottle of vodka.