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Apr 14, 2014 11:27 AM

Cutting Sambucca with water............

Last night I poured myself a snifter of sambucca. Once I went to take a sip of it I noticed that there were "particles" floating around in it. I looked carefully and decided it might have been some soap residue from the dishwasher.......and I'm not going to waste my alcohol so I drank it. No difference in the taste etc.

When I went to pour myself another glass I noticed the entire bottle had these particles "floating" in it. It was a new brand of Sambucca I never drank before, it was a gift, Sambucca Romantica. I was torn if it could have been sugar crystals of some kind............ - or -..........if my teenage son cut the sambucca with water would the water look like tiny particles floating in the sambucca?

Anyone have a guess?

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  1. If you put water in Sambuca it will get cloudy. I am guessing it is just sugar crystals.

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    1. re: jpc8015

      I've drank Sambucca Romano for years and never experienced anything like this, as I said this particular brand was a gift and I believe to be a "cheaper" brand. I've never seen it before, the taste was not affected at all. It's actually a decent flavor and I would buy the brand again. Thanks for the response.

      1. re: jrvedivici

        I've seen crystals form in liqueurs a few times. Not a worry.

    2. Funny! I have seen the crystallized situation before...dismissed it as sugar, or bottle neck cradew

      1. Curious, I haven't seen the particles in Sambucca. I know that ice will instantly cloud it for its sugar content, similar to a Dubonnet blonde.

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        1. re: Veggo

          I'm going to buy another bottle of the same brand this weekend and check it out. I'll take a picture if it happens again.

          1. re: jrvedivici

            if it happens again, I'd pour a big glass, then take the rest back and demand another bottle. that way you get a little for free

          2. re: Veggo

            Actually it is the oil content not sugar that makes it turn cloudy.