Licorice Stick Recipe

Licorice Stick Martini
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
245 Calories
1g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you are one of those special people who prefer black over red licorice, this is the Martini for you. It's very simple: vodka and sambuca garnished with a black licorice stick.

Sambuca is that anise-flavored liqueur that tastes similar to absinthe (or black licorice) and it can be an acquired taste, particularly in such a transparent drink like this one. The Licorice Stick is not for everyone, but those who like it will really like it.


  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce ​Sambuca Liqueur
  • Garnish: 1 short stick of black licorice

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a short black licorice stick.


  • When shaking with Sambuca (or any anise-flavored liqueur), be sure to wash the cocktail shaker and any utensils well to eliminate any leftover flavor.