Galliano: Black Sambuca

Galliano: Black Sambuca

The Shot

It's a very smooth shot, easy to down and barely tastes like alcohol... Perhaps because you are drinking a liqueur. The taste is eerily similar to what you would experience if you consumed an entire bag of black liquorice from Darrell Lea. This may not be your cup of tea unless you like the idea of that, but if you don't like liquorice at all i most certainly wouldn't recommend this. If you're planning on looking cool doing shots, but don't actually want to get drunk, this is probably the shot for you.

The colour of the shot is blue and it kind of smells like star anise and liquorice at the same time.

 

The Bar Test

Strangely pretty much no scent at all comes off this, even more peculiar is that there really is no flavour while you're drinking it. After it's gone from your mouth however, you are struck by a solid, lingering liquorice taste, which I think is alright, some people may not like it and I definitely wouldn't like to buy a drink with coke only to taste it entirely in the aftertaste. It doesn't surprise though, but at the same time it's nothing special, like "what is it doing?" - I don't think it really knows.

 

Recommendations

I would really only advise drinking this if you like liquorice and if you plan on doing shots with a pleasant flavour while not actually getting drunk. However, there's still other options that could do the same thing for you if you don't like liquorice.

You probably shouldn't drink this with coke unless you really want to drink it for longer without buying more.

 

Coke-O-Meter

  1. Pretty much the sae as the shot in smell and taste.
  2. Turns a kind of disgusting green colour when you swish it around in the cup. Lovely. Kind of tastes like fizzy liquorice.
  3. Coke really doesn't affect anything but the look, still looks kind of green, smells and tastes the same.
  4. Pretty much the same as three shots of coke. The only reason you'd drink this with coke is to prolong drinking it, without drinking more alcohol.
 

Price

$50 per 700ml bottle

Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.

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